Streeter 4-19 Abridged notes pt 1

Streeter 4-19 Abridged notes pt 1 - Gender inequalities...

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Gender inequalities Abridged lecture notes pt 1
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Aims Sex vs Gender Theoretical approaches to gender Gender socialization/Creation of gender differences Gender ranking (masculinity as unmarked case)
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Sex vs Gender Sex - rooted in physical characteristics Gender - rooted in culture/social categorization Both are socially constructed Are they interchangeable terms?
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Theoretical approaches to gender Gender as performance Gender as institution Gender as structure All three have a different understanding of what gender is, how it’s created, and how it impacts inequality
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Gender as performance West and Zimmerman - doing gender Created through everyday interactions Can include more obvious/deliberate performances Largely made up of subtle, non-verbal perfomances, often occurs unconsciously
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Performance and Inequality Numerous ways of doing gender Some performances privileged over others Highest social rewards come from enacting dominant forms of gender
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course SOC 108 taught by Professor Stawter during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.

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