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Gender roles(1)

  1. 1. Agenda <ul><li>Announcement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moodle will be out of service tonight at 10 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Study guide Race and Ethnic Variations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clarify acculturation figure </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Changing Gender Roles </li></ul><ul><li>Go home early! (and read) </li></ul>
  2. 2. What does acculturation mean at the individual level? Integrated/Bicultural (Stew) Separated/Segregated (“Barrio”) Marginalized (Invisible) Assimilated (Melting Pot) Majority Minority
  3. 3. What does acculturation mean at the individual level? Integrated/Bicultural (Stew) Separated/Segregated (“Barrio”) Marginalized (Invisible) Assimilated (Melting Pot) Majority Minority
  4. 4. Study Guide for Week 6
  5. 5. Changing gender roles
  6. 6. Issues and Changes in U.S. Families <ul><li>Meanings of marriage and family </li></ul><ul><li>Family functions </li></ul><ul><li>Same sex marriage and parenthood </li></ul><ul><li>Marital and gender role differentiation </li></ul>
  7. 7. Gender-Role Differentiation <ul><li>Families impact gender identity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Appropriateness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Naturalness” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Influenced by Technology </li></ul>
  8. 8. Ambiguity about gender <ul><li>Marital and Parenting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Roles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Behaviors </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Conflict about gender <ul><li>Differential </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rewards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Levels of power </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Privileges </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Influence of Mass Media <ul><li>The Mass Media Includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Magazines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Television </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Radio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Films </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The mass media creates stereotypes by depicting groups as not only different, but unequal. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Traditional gender roles (Separate Spheres) <ul><li>Male </li></ul><ul><li>Female </li></ul>
  12. 12. Androgyny!
  13. 13. Pressures for androgyny <ul><li>Changes in non-traditional attitudes and behaviors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-familial roles available to women </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Egalitarian emphasis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Changing beliefs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Changing patterns of socialization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Destined for equality <ul><li>Changes occurred … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shift of power to modern economic and political organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Powerful men </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Educators opened their doors to women </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unanticipated effects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. Voting </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Gender inequalities in Careers in Higher Education
  16. 16. What factors challenge the discourse of destined for equality? Political careers Laws about divorce Have these challenges been resolved?
  17. 17. Changes in military <ul><li>Have the changes in military needs shifted gender inequality? </li></ul>
  18. 18. Meaning of Inequality <ul><li>Status has improved </li></ul><ul><li>Far from complete equality </li></ul>
  19. 19. What do men and women want? <ul><li>Ideals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research on Armenian young adults </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Believe times are changing for women’s sexuality/ Want to marry a virgin </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Want a wife with an education and career/ Want their wife to stay at home if possible </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Barriers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work and Family divide </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fallback arrangement </li></ul>
  20. 20. Given the ambiguity in family responsibilities, reflect on what your beliefs are…
  21. 21. Extra Credit (2 points) <ul><li>Develop 2 multiple choice questions (1 point each) with 4 possible options on the ROLE OF GENDER </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight the correct answer </li></ul><ul><li>Due by next Tuesday (midnight) on moodle </li></ul>
  22. 22. Go home and read! Outlines

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