Test Answers on gender

Class, Race/Ethnicity and Gender

Social Stratification an enduring pattern in society based on the ranking of categories of people into social positions which determines one’s access to society’s rewards and resources. Stratification is based on class, \”race\”, gender and other social characteristics. The result is that the rewards & resources of society, such as wealth, power, and prestige, are […]

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Chapter 10: Sex and Gender

Sex Biological classification based on genetic composition, anatomy, and hormones ? What is between your legs Gender Psychological and social phenomena associated with being feminine or masculine as these concepts are defined in given culture ? What is in your head Why is the distinction between and the research on sex and gender important? ? […]

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FAD4265: Ch 6 – Class, Race, & Gender

what are examples of macrostructural systems that affect micro structural inequalities & opportunities? class, race, gender, age, family characteristics, place of residence, age, fam characteristics what are the five points that the structural perspective emphasizes about class, race & gender? 1. are forms stratification that foster group-based inequalities 2. influence fam life through their distribution […]

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ch. 10 sexuality and gender

acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) sexually transmitted viral disorder that causes deterioration of the immune system and eventually results in death due to complicating infections that the body can no longer fight Alfred Kinsey regarded by some as the father of the scientific study of human sexuality. Published a series of reports called the Kinsey […]

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Ch 11: Gender

affirmative action a method for opening opportunities to women and minorities that specifically redresses past discrimination by taking positive measures to recruit and hire previously disadvantaged groups biological determinism explanations that attribute complex social phenomena to physical characteristics discrimination overt negative and unequal treatment of the members of some social group or stratum solely because […]

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Ch.11 Gender, Sex, & Identity

sex Books def: The properties of a person that determine his or her classification as male or female My def: a person’s characteristics that determines if it’s a male or female sex chromosomes Books def: In humans, the pair of genes that differs between the sexes and determines a person’s sex as male or female […]

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Social Role Theory/ Masculine Gender Role

Social Role Theory o Sex differences in behavior arise from distribution of men and women into social roles in society • Women more likely assume domestic roles of homemaker and primary caretaker of children • Men more likely to assume roles in paid economy and be primary family providers o Says men and women have […]

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SOC 101 Chap. 7-8 (Inequalities of Race/Eth. & Gender Inequality)

Socially Marginalized Groups Vulnerable and frequently victimized populations who typically have littler economic, political, and social power. (AIDS & cancer patients, elderly, children, lower SES) How much genetic variation exists within and between races? About 94% of genetic variation is within races, and less than 5% is between them. Race A social construct; A group […]

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Social role theory for gender

Eagly and Wood Studied non-industrialised societies. Similarites across cultures suggest a biological basis to gender role while differences suggest a dependence of factors that vary across societies. Men generally contribute more to providing food and women contribute more to child care. Activities such as making fire, weaving and harvesting were ‘swing activites’ because they could […]

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Social Influences on Gender Roles

General Social learning theory explains how gender-role behaviours are learnt; it says that we acquire new behaviours through observing what other people do and then imitating this behaviour. This can be through: parents, peers, teachers and the media. . Operant conditioning Leaning by reinforcement i.e. if a gender-specific behaviour is positively reinforced then it is […]

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Ch. 5 Gender

D 1. Gender development is influenced by A) biological factors. B) social factors. C) cognitive factors. D) all of these factors. D 2. Erik Erikson and Sigmund Freud agreed that A) anatomy is destiny. B) gender behaviors and gender are instinctual. C) human behavior is directly related to reproductive processes. D) all of these. B […]

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"’Night to His Day:’ The Social Construction of Gender," Judith Lorber

What is Lorber’s argument and how does she support it? She argues that gender is socially constructed, and she supports it with the fact that gender varies by culture, some cultures have three genders, and gender is not always the same as biological sex How is gender both a social system and something we \”do\”? […]

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Unit 2 Race, Gender, and Statrification

Race Refers to the physical characteristics that distinguish one group from another. Ethnicity Refers to the distinct cultural characteristics; much more complex than race; constructs by cultural heritage. Majority dominant group; one that is advantaged and has superior resources and rights in society. Minority subordinate group; one whose members, because of physical or cultural characteristics, […]

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Chapter 13: Gender Stratification

gender the personal traits and social positions that members of a society attach to being female or male gender stratification the unequal distribution of wealth, power, and privilege between men and women matriarchy a form of social organization in which females dominate males patriarchy a form of social organization in which males dominate females sexism […]

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Sex, Gender, and Culture Terms

Ace A sexual orientation label referencing asexuality. Sometimes called the \”Ace Umbrella\” to represent the wide spectrum of asexual identities and experiences. See also: Asexuality. Ag / Aggressive A term used to describe a female-assigned and -identified person who prefers presenting as masculine. This term is most commonly used in black and African American communities […]

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Chapter 10: Gender Stratification

gender the personal traits and social positions that members of a society attach to being female or male gender stratification the unequal distribution of wealth, power, and privilege between men and women matriarchy a form of social organization in which females dominate males patriarchy a form of social organization in which males dominate females sexism […]

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TOPIC 9: World Literature: Culture and Gender Relations

\”The Golf Links\” by Sarah Cleghorn The golf links lie so near the mill That almost every day The laboring children can look out And see the men at play. Source: Cleghorn, Sarah. \”The Golf Links.\” 1917. Eds. Pamela J. Annas and Robert C. Rosen. Literature and Society: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, Nonfiction. […]

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Essay comparing social constructivist and essentialist interpretations of gender, sexuality, and race.

What is social constructivism? It is the idea that social categories develop in social contexts. What is essentialism? It is the idea that naturally occurring sets of traits defines a particular group of people and that these characteristics are unchanging over time and across cultures. What are social constructivist approaches to understanding gender differences? \”The […]

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Gender Roles Research Paper

Boys Don’t Cry: Boys and Sexism in Education details the stereotypes and gender based biases that young boys endure when going to school. It addresses the idea of sexism taught to children in a subconscious fight to keep gender roles fluent. (Summary) Askew, Sue, and Carol Ross. Boys Don’t Cry: Boys and Sexism in Education. […]

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Macbeth Research Paper Gender Roles

2 – Gender Roles in Elizabethan Society \”Spinsterhood was unheard of; women who didn’t get married fell into destitution and were labeled witches.\” 2 – Gender Roles in Elizabethan Times \”Of course, by today’s standards, Elizabethan society’s treatment of women was barbaric but, at the time, the advances occurring were monumental. \” 2 – Gender […]

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Latin Gender Rules

question Nouns that denote males answer Masculine question Nouns that denote Females answer feminine question Names of cities, towns, and countries; islands, plants, and trees; and most abstract nounsNames of cities, towns, and countries; islands, plants, and trees; and most abstract nouns. answer Feminine question Nouns of first ( except PPAIN) and fifth declension (except […]

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