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Sociology
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SOCC38H3
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Ann Mullen

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Michael Messner article: Theoretical framework he lays out: From 1990, 21 years old, some of this reflects the theoretical framework at that time He situates his paper in dichotomy between socialization theory and Socialization theory = regard sports as a way of socializing boys into masculinity Part of socialization process where boys become masculine by participating in sports Feminist Psychoanalytic theory = patterns of mothering, the way that mothers mother create these deeply rooted differences between men and women Even though this is different from socialization, the relationship with the mother is really what creates these differences mothers are doing the work at home The main argument in the feminist psychoanalytic theory is girls develop close relationship with mother because they value relationship and closeness Boys become attached and bonded in the same way, but at some point in their childhood time, they see that theyre different from mothers gender and that they need to separate from mothers Because of this, boys develop this oppositional identity against other identities and become feared from femininity to distinguish themselves from femininity Is essential argument There are these really big gender differences because of the mothering differences Also leaves some room for social constructionist theory Theres something that portrays as inevitable, girls are socialized and is inevitable process, is functional perspective The feminist psychoanalytical theory looks at how gender is constructed as not inevitable, gender is socially constructed We cant just take for granted masculinity and femininity, we need to look at how they are socially constructed Masculinity and femininity is no longer fixed, but they are changeable, mutable, and evolving Gender reign identities = it expresses this notion that this is an active construction and ongoing construction, theres room for agency in construction where kids are actively policing these gender identities Gender is shaped and constructed through internal and social One of the key quotes in this article is on pg. 420 the research question is in what ways do... How do men construct active masculine identities, and would race and class mediate this relationship into different meanings and masculinities? Based on interviews who were professional athletes All boys being judged by their ability or lack of ability in sports Even boys who are not athletes are judged by their comparisons to this athletic ideal All boys are judged in relation to this athletic ideal by their ability or lack of ability in sports In some ways, we take this for granted and seems natural, but other countries are cultured and this is not so much the norm That becomes natural for boys it was what all boys did but not so much for girls www.notesolution.com
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