SOC EXAM 1

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  1. Sex
    Typically defined as the biologically determined physical distinctions between males and females
  2. Gender
    socially generated attitudes and behaviors usually organized dichotomously as masculinity and femininity
  3. Gender Stereotypes
    summary descriptions of masculinity and femininity that are oversimplified and generalized
  4. Gender Structure
    a system for deferentially distributing opportunities and imposing constraints based on sex categories with consequences on three levels; the individual, the cultural, and the institutional
  5. Paradigm
    A framework used by researchers to determine the problems to be studied, the methods for studying them, and to explain what is found in the research
  6. Paradigm Revolution
    Occurs when members of a scientific discipline reject the dominant paradigm in favor of a paradigm that better explains past (or current) conditions
  7. Sexism
    the differential valuing of one sex over the other
  8. Dualistic Research
    contains subjective and objective dimensions
  9. Group Consciousness
    Develops when individuals recognize that problems are not just personal, but are also share by others like them
  10. Social Stratification
    Ranking of various social groups based on differential evaluation of social worth
  11. Sexual Politics
    the examination of gender inequalities as rooted not only in the public sphere, but also the private sectors of gender interaction
  12. Three major categories of Feminist Theory
    • Gender-Reform
    • Gender-Resistance
    • Gender-Rebellion
  13. Secondary Sex Characteristics
    Sex distinctions that are not directly related to reproduction
  14. A and Not A
    The description of groups who occupy dominate positions in social hierarchies vs. groups who do not hold their positions
  15. Hegemonic Masculinity
    The socially constructed and dominant view of appropriate (normative) masculine ideals at a particular historical moment

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SOC EXAM 1
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2016-02-26 01:49:15
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SOC 399 EKU GENDER IN SOCIETY
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