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Social Construction of Gender Relations.docx

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University of Toronto Mississauga
Hae Yeon Choo

Social Construction of Gender Relations: Social and Feminist Perspectives Biological Determinism – men and women are born with physical features that distinguish us. Markets – tell us what we need to do, desire, how to ask – make gender the way it is, gender socialization Sex Role Theory - Main problem is singularity – one definition of masculinity and femininity - Situational – different ways to do m & f depending were you are Social Institutions - Society organized by gender – bathrooms - Gender specific language – he/ she, mr/ms R.W. Connel – cannot me hegemonic femininity - Other scholars disagree – are layers of different powers of femininity - Shown in age, race… creates different layers within femininity Female Power in Social Institutions - Sociological approach – not just sex of person that matters – but also what the role demands in the occupation – sex less important then the way someone acts. - Labor Market – we think in today’s society that it is gender neutral/ no barrier o Reality – high paying high stress demand keeps model of ideal male worker who can commit 100% - no reproductive responsibility – raising kids taking care of the family = ideal male single or married worker o Women either have to resemble ideal male worker – stay single or not have kids because that’s what job demands – sidelined because of pregnancy – not official barrier but gender logic that greats invisible barrier for those who want family responsibility Doing Gender - key concept of today coming out of interactions review – focus on face to face interaction - means that gender is something you achieve in interaction with people rather then something you have o ex. You need to man up – if its something you have then you can’t “man up’. We place certain actions that makes gender the way we do it - We have to play certain roles of masculinity & femininity – way we speak, walk, sit… - Not that we al
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