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Sociology 3

Sociology 3 - • environment that creates expectations •...

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Sociology 3 The social identity of gender Societal definition of gender o norms of society o learned and reinforced Biological determinism and reductionism Reductionism- reducing an event to a single cause Determinism- given conditions inevitably cause a behavior/ event Simplification What are complexities o Environment/ culture/ behaviors o Socioeconomic status o Age o Biology o Genetics The role of culture on gender
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Unformatted text preview: • environment that creates expectations • shared belief system • norms Institutional basis/ bias of gender • social institution o established patterns with recognized purpose Gender roles • expected behaviors/ attitudes that are considered inappropriate Theories of gender formation • cognitive development • symbolic interaction • identification • social learning...
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