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Lecture 7

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SOCB22 Lecture 7 February 25, 2013 Terms:  Multiple masculinities  Relationality  Hegemonic masculinity Backlash against Men  Men are doing worse than women  Men are acting like women or becoming feminized  What does it mean to be uncompromising men?  How is it connected to ideas of masculinity as dominant? Do you think men the new underclass (subordinated based on their gender)? What is the evidence (that they are or are not)? Given what we know as sociologists, how would we go about determining whether or not men are the new underclass? What questions does this column raise for you? What else would you need to know? R.w. Connell (2010) Gender hierarchy maintained through: - Discourses/ideologies - Institutions - Practices How does gender structure social practice? How does gender intersect with other social categories (race, class) in structuring practice? - Men do have problems - How does power work in a way that privileges masculinity - The qualities associated with leadership, femininity - Everyday practices are gender - Weiser commercial: how men are doing gender in a particular way - Looking at violence -> how it is gendered - Institutions: how are institutions gendered? - Who are the people who are at the top? - Connell is saying that state organizational practices are structured in relation to the reproductive arena - Its thinking about how ideas of masculinity are embedded into institutions - For example, the way that social networks work, the way that people get hired - Authoritative values that are gendered - When a man talks in a way that is assertive and loud, they will attract attention - How certain career paths are constructed? SOCB22 Lecture 7 February 25, 2013 Evidence of Gender Hierarchy  Economic  Violence against women  Violence against aboriginal women  What do we think about where power is? It’s not that women do not hold power, but looking at power as a group  Representation  Positions of authority/who commands authority  Education  Family/household  Division of labour (productive relations)  Politics of desire: looking at ideas of relationships (central or coercive) whether pleasure is given or receive  Young women want to get a higher education and take the position of men  Even though young women are getting higher levels of education, they are not necessarily getting a higher income  St
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