SOC 225 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Halo Effect, Laura Mulvey, Masculinity

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Published on 16 Apr 2018
School
Emory University
Department
Sociology
Course
SOC 225
Soc 225: Sociology of Sex and Gender
Lecture 14
Femininity
- Emphasized Femininity
Alternative Femininity
- Resisting hegemonic masculinity
- Skater Girls
Emphasized Femininity
- Prescribes appropriate appearance, behavior, and life course *Context Dependent*
- Beig a feiie i oe otet ouldt eessaril ea the sae i aother otet
- Most socially valued way of doing femininity
- Not necessarily the most common
- Standards are not easy to embody or enact
Emphasized Femininity
- Emphasized femininity is defined through and in relation to hegemonic masculinity
- Hegemonic masculinity is used to define what kinds of femininity is valued over other
- Coell refers to the for of feiiit, defied at the the level of mass social
relatios, that is ased o oes opliae with their suordiatio to e and
orieted to aoodatig the iterests ad desires of e… (Kelly, Pomerantz,
and Currie, 2005: 229)
- Through hegemonic masculinity, high status men define the qualities of women that are
socially valued
- Women attempt to conform to these qualities
Does Hegemonic Masculinity control everything and everyone?
- Power is relational
- Is the model overly-determined?
Alternative Femininities and Alternative Girlhood are one way to resist hegemonic masculinity
- A a of doig feiiit that ist ephasized
Alternative Girlhood
Ho do the girls i Kelle, Poeratz, ad Curries artile resist ephasized feiiit?
- Listening to Alternative and Punk music
- Doing gender
- Gender display which resists hegemonic masculinity
- Gender display which subverts, inverts or forgoes emphasized femininity
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