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SOC101Y1 Lecture Notes - Slut, Sociobiology, Thumb


Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOC101Y1
Professor
Robert Brym

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Sociology
Lecture 4; Socialization
Enfant sauvage! Le film: feral children
Ex: Oxana : fille qui habitait avec des chiens, puis après avoir ete decouverte
socialization avec des etres humains
Socialization: process of learning culture and becoming aware of yourself as you
interact with others.
We have vocal chords, opposable thumbs…. So Biology is important to observe
socialization = sociobiology
Men : more sexual partners than women (something to do with genes) : more likely
to cheat on, and want more sexual partners than women.
Darwin’s Evolutionary Theory
-the characteristics of members of each species vary widely.
-species members with more adaptive characteristics are more likely to survive
until reproduction
-Therefore, the species characteristics that endure are those that increase the
survival chances of the species.
The most anxious are the ones that will most likely live, because of humans: sounds
so run away, anxious to cross streets…
the fittest : most likely to survive increase of creating more of this species by
reproduction.
Women’s desire for one mate, and men’s desire for many mates survival of the
fittest, in the genes. (Unconscious)
Can’t change genetic characteristic just by thinking, need to make a genetic
manipulation.
Institution of man: moral: a genetic characteristic that has been changed
Gender socialization: male learned to use masculinity in promiscuous behavior: stud
Women: if so; called slut.
Social mediation:
Eating, we associate Hunger to something biologically based.
Hunger culture eating
Culture : how we interpret our hunger
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