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Sociology
Course
SOC 0851
Professor
amandac
Semester
Fall

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Gender Chapter 6IFriendshipaFriendship involves sentiment and sociabilitybSociability is associated with friendship because it conveys the concept of being social purely for the sake of enjoyment with no ulterior motivescFriendshipa voluntary informal and personal relationship Relationship between status equals two people who are roughly on the same social leveldMens friendships are more public and side by side do things together but dont engage in the kind of conversational intimacy of women Not good at verbal intimacy and dont share much personal info in friendshipseWomen were seen as inadequate to the task of forming friendships because friendships were important and women were seen as generally inferior at anything that society deemed important face to face friendshipsfPsychoanalytic theory argues that boys learn masculinity by denying their connection to their mothers and so learn masculinity not through direct experience but by identifying with absent or less present fathers connection is much easier for women have to live up to hegemonic masculinitygRubin found that men often associated male friendship with homosexuality
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