Summary on the Social Construction of Gender reading.

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University of Toronto Scarborough
Women's and Gender Studies
Daga Sandra

The Social Construction of Gender J Main Points - Gender inequality J Zo]}L}Z}KL[LZZ} ]o}K]L]}L}ZKL[ZZ functions and a social history - Not the result of sex, physiology, hormones or genetic predispositions - It is producedmaintained by identifiable social processes and built into the general social structure and individual identities deliberately - Social order in Western societies organized around race, class, gender inequality - The continuing purpose of gender as a modern social institution is to construct women as a group to be the subordinates of men as a group - ^^Z]ZZZZZLZZZZZK[ZL ]}L]L2_ - For humans, the social is the natural - Gender cannot mean simply the cultural appropriation of biological sexual difference - Sexual difference is a fundamental construction The Social Construction of Gender J Detailed Notes - }LZ}Z2L[]Z}Z]Ll]L2}] - Gender signs and signals so ubiquitous that we usually fail to notice them unless they are missing J we feel uncomfortable until we have successfully placed the other person in a gender status; o
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