4 - SociologyofGender 18:13

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Sociology of Gender 18:13 Sex - is the natural or biological differences that distinguish males from females Sexuality - refers to desire, sexual preference, sexual identity, and behavior Gender - is a social construct that consists of a set of social arrangements that  are built around sex Feminism An, intellectual consciousness-raising movement based on the idea that women  and men should be accorded equal opportunities and respect The movement’s chief goal could be described as getting people to understand  that gender is an organizing principle of life Gender structures social relations unequally. Thus power is fundamentally at play  when we talk about gender differences Woman Question A wide range of theories and approaches have been applied to the study of  gender, including functionalism, psychoanalytic theory, conflict theory, symbolic  interactionist theory, postmodern theory, middle-range theories, and ideas from 
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This note was uploaded on 08/26/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 1 taught by Professor Mullin during the Spring '11 term at UCSB.

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