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Lecture 15

SOCIOL 1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Intersectionality

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Molly Jacobs

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Basic Concepts
Sex: physical differences in the body
Gender: psychological, social, and cultural differences
Intersectionality: a sociological perspective that holds that multiple group membership affects
our lives in ways that are distinct from single group memberships
Gender Role Socialization
The learning of gender roles through social factors, such as family, peers, and schooling
Social Construction of Gender
Gender identities and expressions emerge in relation to perceived sex differences
Children are guided through the process of social construction of gender
When gender practices do not correspond to biology, some say it is “inadequate socialization”
Socialization is not always a smooth process
Different agents of socialization may conflict
Humans have agency
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