P R O L O G U E
A Day without Feminism
We were both born in 1970, the baptismal moment of a decade that would change dramatically the lives of American women. The two of us grew up thousands of miles apart, in entirely different kinds of families, yet we
SOCL 4521: Sociology of Gender
T R 10:30-11:50
Instructor: Dana Berkowitz, Ph.D.
Office: Stubbs 219
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 12:00-1:30
Email: [email protected]
Course Location: 209 Coates
Course Description and Objectives:
This course is
Scholars have documented the demise of dating on college campuses. Instead of dating,
many students are now hooking up. A hookup is a brief uncommitted sexual encounter
among individuals who are not romantic partners or dating each other
Bodies and Genders
What is the standard story?
An infant with a female body will grow up
to be a woman who is sexually attracted to
men. An infant with a male body will
become a man who is sexually attracted to
Gender & Education
Inequality & Education
educational inequalities based
on gender, race, class, and age found in
systems of education everywhere
Class, gender, and race-based inequalities
such as poverty, heterosexism, racism and
Sociology of Gender
A few more inconvenient truths
Tsunami in Indonesia in 2004 presents an
example of the way gender appears in
surprising and critical ways in our lives
75% of fatalities that resulted from
Socialization and the Social
Construction of Gender
Gender Socialization and
The Social Construction of Gender
How does the way we socialize children help to create and
How do toys teach children about wha
The Vagina Monologues
What is the message of the play?
How is it received in America?
What would the play look like if it was about male
bodies and male sexualities?
How is this play enacted cross-culturally?
What does Chengs critiqu