Sociology of Women

Sociology of Women - 1/26/11 S.O.W Whenreadinglookfor

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1/26/11 S.O.W When reading look for  the authors augment (idea that the author claims to be true) support w/ facts,  research etc.  what the author wants you to take out of the reading  concepts/ notions – theatrical framing –naturalization= concept  terms you think are meaningful/ backbone to the text should be in the your  weekly writing assignments  identify terms Gender is changing over time-  Gender=  socially constructed roles expectations translates into social diff/ inequalities that are gender in nature way in which societies transform , interprets, sexual biological differences into  (gender difference) that gives one sex an upper hand than the other  (expectations, roles )
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The Science Question – Objective Truths or Historical Knowledge Science as o Truth o Culture o Power Western Europe b/w the 18 th th  century Science = starting point  th  th  century colonial Europe Kaplan p1) Why is a construct even by scientific standards?
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Oudshoorn show how up to the 18 th  century bio-medicine was stressing the  Reading: parts of the female body was chosen to prove the intellectual  inferiority of women ( the scull) Others were chosen to prove the essence of femininity of that body ( the  ovaries) As a consequence we can talk about a naturalization of femininity in the  context of 19 th  century Europe (activity, moving, dynamic ) Martin p. 10-13 in Grewal Other influential scientific doctrines: Besides biology other theories influenced modern thinking about sex, gender  o Social Darwinism: deriving from Darwin’s theory of evolution o
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2012 for the course SOCIOLOGY 216 taught by Professor Salime during the Spring '12 term at Rutgers.

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Sociology of Women - 1/26/11 S.O.W Whenreadinglookfor

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