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Sociology
Course
SOC265H1
Professor
Bonnie Fox
Semester
Fall

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Karin Martin, In what ways were the girls being treated differently than the boys?  how they use their bodies -- it ‘genders’their bodies – and it influences their beha viour  The teacher treated boys and girls somewhat differentlyboys and girls react diff erently Girls were more likely to be reprimanded than the boys when they were n ot behave as what the teacher has told or yelling  Girls were more likely to obey than boys-girls learn you get positive feedback if o beying  Girls were more constrained Judith Lorber argues that gender is an “institution.” What does she mean?  gender is one of the major ways that human beings organized their lives.  The process of gendering and its process are legitimated by religion, law, science, and the society’s entire set of values.  Gender, family, kinship and division of labor-social institutions  Gender has functions  Give us particular roles  Women are subordinate than men  Gender is an idea that build into institution in the society  E.g. family, especially nuclear family form around the idea of gender differences What does this institution accomplish, according to Lorber?  Gender as process, stratification, and structure  Process—gender creates the social differences that define “women” and “men”.  Stratification—gender ranks men above women of the same race and class.  Structure—gender divides work in the home and in economic production, legitimates those in authority, and organized sexuality and emotional life.  Gender inequality has social function and history  It is produced and maintained by identifiable
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