Gender and Society

Second Shift (Hochschild)
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Human actors actively construct their "reality", rather than discovering a reality that has inherent validity, through their social interactions. The beliefs and shared understandings of individuals create social realities.
In the context of illness, there is a gap b/t the biological reality of a medical condition and the societally created meaning of the condition. (ex. changing conceptualizations of mental illness results in changes to the DSM). It is a dynamic, ongoing process.
Modern Evolutionary TheoryWomen actively practicing polyamoryNew Guinea studyBoth males and females. Assuming power positions