Lecture 11 - 1 Soc 120 Marriage and the Family Lecture 11 Sexual Orientation Jacki Hartley Review • Race and the American Family II •

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Unformatted text preview: 1 Soc 120: Marriage and the Family Lecture 11 Sexual Orientation Jacki Hartley Review • Race and the American Family II • Hispanic & Asian families • Racial intermarriage – History, racial threat, anti-miscegenation legislation 2 Preview • Sexual Orientation • Important distinctions • Preferences (attraction, desire) • Behavior (sex acts) • Sexual identity (self/social classification) – Statistics – Biosocial (integrative) perspective – History of homosexuality in the U.S. Distinctions • Sexual Preferences • Attraction, desire, arousal • Sexual Behavior • How preferences & opportunities translate into sexual acts • Sexual Identity • The self/social classification of people based on their sexual preferences and behaviors as gay, lesbian, straight etc – A way to define a person in the eyes of self and others – But ask: why are people routinely classified on the basis of sexual orientation? Why not on basis of, say, handedness? • Internal and external identity construction since late 19 th C • Beware: three issues often conflated/confused. • Fuzzy link to sexual preferences, behavior, and identity 3 How Common is Homosexuality?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2012 for the course SOCIOLOGY 120 taught by Professor Elwert during the Fall '11 term at Wisconsin.

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Lecture 11 - 1 Soc 120 Marriage and the Family Lecture 11 Sexual Orientation Jacki Hartley Review • Race and the American Family II •

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