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Day 22 Notes - Day 22 Notes Its A Mans World [James Brown...

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Day 22 Notes It’s A Man’s World [James Brown Song] Emphasized Femininity Emphasized Femininity: the dominant model of femininity which is organized around compliance with gender inequality, and is oriented toward accommodating the interests and desires of men -Emphasis on sociability, rather than competence -Stresses empathy and nurturance -Constructs women as fragile -Attractiveness in the heterosexual market -Compliance with gender inequality [fragile/passive view lends itself to women being okay with gender inequality] Hegemonic Masculinity Hegemonic Masculinity: the dominant model of masculinity which emphasizes aggressive competition, violence, and a denial of physical and emotional vulnerability. It is defined against femininity and subordinate masculinities -Repudiation of all things “feminine” [thoughts; likes; style of clothing; etc.] -Emphasis on sexual conquest [quantity as opposed to quality] -Goffman (1963): masculine ideal as a young man who is “married, white, urban, northern, heterosexual, Protestant, father, of college education, fully employed, of good complexion, weight and height, and [with] a decent record in sports” Boyhood, Organized Sports, and the Construction of Masculinities What is the relationship between the construction of masculine identity and boyhood participation in organized sports? -Organized sports used to solidify the belief in male superiority [cheerleading; women
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2011 for the course SOC 001 taught by Professor Mermis-cava during the Summer '08 term at UC Davis.

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