Ch 3 “Socialization and the Social Construction of Gender” Study Guide
Know the following terms:
individual, interactional, structural, androcentrism, gender polarization, essentialism,
stereotyping, role theory, functionalist paradigm, internalizing, sex roles,
socialization, doing gender, gender performance, achieved status, affixed status,
drag, sex, sex category, gender ,
omnirelevant, microinequities, power, tokenism, gendered division of labor,
social institution, agency,
labeled, internalize, culture of poverty thesis, structuration
-According to the text book, what are the three levels at which gender differences have been constructed?
-What are the three gender lenses identified by Sandra Bem and how do they work? What problems does the
text argue are raised concerning essentialist claims?
-What are the theories presented by the text concerning the individual level of acquisition of gender
differences? How have they been challenged?