Chapter 4 Gender
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The social meanings layered on top of sex categories
The belief that there are two discrete types of people - male and female - who can be distinguished on the basis of real, objective biological criteria.
Born with some range of biological conditions taht make sex category ambiguous.
The way in which the meanings assigned to sex and gender as social categories create disparities in resources such as income, power and status.
A sociological approach that examines how gender as a social category intersects with other social status such as race, class and sexuality.
the type of gender practice that exists at the top of the hierarchy in any given place and time.
Gender Wage gap
The gap in earnings between women and men, usually expressed as percentage or proportions of what women are paid relative to their male equivalents.
Patterns or norms of speech or action that individual follows with regularity to accomplish particular tasks in interactions.
A set of expectations attached to a particular status or position in society.
The set of expectations attached to a particular sex category - male and female.
Oriented towards goals and task.
Oriented towards interaction with other people.
Doing gender therory
The theory of gender that claims gender is an accountable performance created reinforced through indidvidual's interactions.
A sociological approach that seeks for uncover taken-for-granted assumption that lied behind the basic stuff od social life and interaction.
the ways in which people gear their actions to specific circumstances so others will correctly recognize the actions for what they are.
The way decisions get made about who does what, who gets what and who does not, who gets to make plans, and who gets to make orders and who take them.
A version of feminist thought that employs Marxist paradigms to view women as an oppression social class.
A version of feminist thought that suggests gender is a fundamental aspect of way society functions an d serves as an integral tool for distributing power and resources among people and groups.
A society characterized by male dominance.
The belief that masculinity and what men do are superior to femininity and what women do.
A type of feminism that suggest men and women are essentially the same and gender inequality can be eliminated through reduction of legal barriers to women's full participation in society.
A radical feminist social movement technique designed to help women make connections between the personal and political in their lives.
An attempted comprehensive and universal explanation of some phenomenon.