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Society and the Sexes

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Transcript of Society and the Sexes

Society and the Sexes
Comparing and Contrasting the Roles of Men and Women in different Cultures
a matter of
restricted to __________
concerning ___________
related to _____________
What are some gender characteristics?

variable - adj
variability - noun
vary - verb
__________ vary (varies) from one _____________ to another.
from ______ to ___________
variety - noun
/
masculine and feminine behavior?
suited / suit

+ to infinitive
+ for + gerund
qualified, able, equipped, fit, looks good on/with...
hauling

restricted to _____________

regarded as ______________
noun
noun
only directly related to (noun)
only (noun) does this thing
thought of as (noun)
known as (noun)
seen / viewed / understood as (noun)
innate

innate biological differences

wide variation

(concept/non-living noun) allow(s) for wide variation in
Write a sentence that demonstrates variability in what people consider masculine behavior.
What is the main idea of the first paragraph?
there is a possibility
Despite innate biological differences, wide variation in social life is possible.
A person's gender does not determine their ________
evidence of

passivity

minimal differences in

roles of men and women
mild-mannered

cooperative

maternal

neighboring

fierce

combative
exaggerated machismo

compulsive

posturing

boasting

exploitative

ornaments
dominate
preoccupied with
compare to / contrast with
Arapesh

Mundugumor

Tchambuli
Define using antonyms (opposites)
Mead took a relatively extreme position on the issue of social construction of gender.
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Does biology determine gender roles?
How much?
cross-cultural consistency
linked to

assign to

lightly
preoccupied with
indifferent to
the strength of social conditioning
division of labor

take form

routine

mundane

to value highly

vitally important

spinning

weaving

devalue

wide range of variation

accumulate resources

inequality

cultural norms / values
social structure
Is culture arbitrary?

Are gender roles arbitrary?

If something can vary from culture to culture, then it would be arbitrary.
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