Lecture Notes for SOC 1004 - Introductory Sociology at Virginia Tech (VT)

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Material Type:Class Note 9
Class:SOC 1004 - Introductory Sociology
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
  • Lower Classes
  • Distinction
  • Traditional
  • Cooperation
  • Superiority
  • Differences
  • Social Institutions
  • Peer Groups
  • Antecedents
  • Second Shift
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Chapter 9: Gender & Age • • • • Nature makes men and women different… but these differences do not add up to female inferiority or male superiority. Sex = A Biological Distinction Gender = Cultural Distinction Gender identity = A self-definition Gender Roles in the U.S. • Traditional – women are homemakers; men are breadwinners. o Men in working and lower classes are more traditional • In the U.S. there are stereotypes and expectations about how men and women should behave • Many people consciously reject these roles but often tend to behave traditionally o E.g. Men opening doors for women How to • • • • be a Good Wife Have dinner ready Prepare yourself Prepare the children Don’t: o Greet him with problems o Complain if he’s late for dinner Make the evening his • Sexism • The belief that women are inferior to men • Women tend to be in a no-win situation o If they are compassionate and sensitive they are seen as being too feminine o If they are aggressive and assertive th...

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