SOC 203 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Content Analysis, Sandwich Generation, Mass Media

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Soc 203 Gender
Understanding the difference between Sex and Gender
-Sex refers to a biological label based on genitalia
-"Sex" is felt by most people to be a stable category
-Understanding the difference between Sex and Gender
Gender is a social construction
-Gender refers to a set of behaviors and characteristics assigned to each sex.
-Gender is the behaviour that is associated with masculinity and femininity
-Gender, unlike sex, is not stable. It changes over time and differs from one culture to
another
Masculine and feminine behaviour are cultural and time specific
-England during the 1660s and 1670s, aristocratic men wore long wigs, makeup, bright
clothes, and beautiful fabrics-- all things that today would be seen as "effeminate,"
although they were considered perfectly "masculine" at the time.
Gender identity: is the sense of being male or female which most children acquire by the age of
three
Agents of Socialization
-Parents
-Teachers
-Mass media
Agents of Socialization: Parents
Clothing: The type of clothing that children wear serves the function of maintaining gender-
specific behavior.
Toys and Games: Boys generally have a wide range of toys, many of which promote outdoor
activity, whereas girls' toys are less varied and promote indoor play.
Chores: Girls are expected to do indoor work and boys to do outdoor work. Girls' chores occur
daily and boys' chores are sporadic, so girls tend to spend more time doing chores.
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