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Culture and Identity AS Genderfor the first time. Stratification by sex is a feature found in most societies with men gene...
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Culture and Identity AS GenderStereotypeHegemonic masculine characteristics           Hegemonic Feminine CharacteristicsTa...
Culture and Identity AS GenderSuggest ways that these stereotypes may be changing in modern Britain – draw evidencefrom ar...
Culture and Identity AS Genderlegitimate films and records combined, and thirty-three thousand American women told researc...
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  1. 1. Culture and Identity AS Gender AS Sociology Unit 1 Culture and Identity Gender Essential notes and workbook Boy or Girl?One of the first questions people ask when a baby is born is “Is it a boy or girl?” The sex andgender of a person is one of the first things we notice about a person when we meet themH Green AS Sociology
  2. 2. Culture and Identity AS Genderfor the first time. Stratification by sex is a feature found in most societies with men generallyholding a more dominant position than women. Our sex has major influences on how wethink about ourselves and how others react to us. Our sex can also influence our life chancesand the opportunities open to us.Define sexDefine genderActivityMead (2001) conducted a study of a tribe in New Guinea – Summarise this study. What doesMead say about gender and biological differences between men and women? Gender as a Source of IdentityWhy are gender identities important?H Green AS Sociology
  3. 3. Culture and Identity AS GenderActivity 1. List some of the ways that men and women are expected to and not expected to behave in contemporary Britain. 2. Suggest ways that these expectations might be beginning to change. Hegemonic Masculinity (and Femininity) Connell 1995Key wordsHegemonicH Green AS Sociology
  4. 4. Culture and Identity AS GenderStereotypeHegemonic masculine characteristics Hegemonic Feminine CharacteristicsTaskTo what extent do you think these characteristics give an accurate impression of gendercharacteristics in Britain today?H Green AS Sociology
  5. 5. Culture and Identity AS GenderSuggest ways that these stereotypes may be changing in modern Britain – draw evidencefrom areas such as work, the media and education to support your view. The Beauty Myth Naomi Wolfe 1991Research activityRead this quote from by Naomi WolfeThe more legal and material hindrances women have broken through, the more strictly and heavilyand cruelly images of female beauty have come to weigh upon us... During the past decade, womenbreached the power structure; meanwhile, eating disorders rose exponentially and cosmetic surgerybecame the fastest-growing specialty... Pornography became the main media category, ahead ofH Green AS Sociology
  6. 6. Culture and Identity AS Genderlegitimate films and records combined, and thirty-three thousand American women told researchersthat they would rather lose ten to fifteen pounds than achieve any other goal...More women havemore money and power and scope and legal recognition than we have ever had before; but in termsof how we feel about ourselves physically, we may actually be worse off than our unliberatedgrandmothers.How would you define the Beauty Myth?What does Wolfe mean by “women have breached the power structure”?What changes have occurred in the past 100 years to give women “more money and powerand scope and legal recognition than we have ever had before”?What do you think Wolfe means when she says we may be worse off than our unliberatedgrandmothers?Social construction of hegemonic gender identities through socializationHow do the following agencies of primary and secondary socialization contribute to thisprocess?Family MediaH Green AS Sociology
  7. 7. Culture and Identity AS GenderPeer group School Changing Gender IdentitiesHow are gender identities changing?H Green AS Sociology
  8. 8. Culture and Identity AS GenderChanging male identities Changing female identitiesActivity 1. Suggest two ways that men and women may use gender representations in the media as a source of personal identity and meaning. 2. Try to find three examples of men being used as “sex objects” in the contemporary mass media. 3. From your own experience of the mass media discuss examples of the ways that new masculine and feminine identities may be emerging in contemporary society.H Green AS Sociology
  9. 9. Culture and Identity AS Gender Is there a crisis of masculinity?Explain what is meant by a crisis of masculinity.H Green AS Sociology
  10. 10. Culture and Identity AS GenderSuggest three arguments for and against the view that there is a “new man” emerging incontemporary British society Is gender still an important source of identity?Arguments for… Arguments against…H Green AS Sociology
  11. 11. Culture and Identity AS GenderEssay Title:Examine the extent to which traditional gender identities are changing.H Green AS Sociology

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