About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering gender in sociology material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about gender in sociology. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
- Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
- Students who have fallen behind in memorizing racial issues and gender concerns associated with gender in sociology
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning sociology (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam
How It Works:
- Complete each lesson in the chapter to review all key topics.
- Refer to the lesson to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
- Complete your review with the Gender in Sociology chapter exam.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: The lessons in this chapter cover only information you need to know.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging instruction and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
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Students Will Review:
This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about gender for a standard sociology course. Topics covered include:
- Angela Davis's thoughts on ethnicity, race, and gender
- More gender in sociology topics
1. Women, Race and Class by Angela Davis: Summary
In this lesson, we'll talk about the work of Angela Davis, a very important black feminist author and activist. We'll focus on her book ''Women, Race, and Class'', first published in 1981. We'll go over the major themes and arguments from this work.
2. Complicit Masculinity: Definition & Example
In this lesson, we'll talk about a well-known theory of masculinity by the sociologist R.W. Connell. Complicit masculinity is an important idea in this theory, one that addresses how men in our society conform to dominant ideals about masculinity.
3. Gender Gap: Definition, Causes & Statistics
Men earn more money than women, are more likely to hold political office than women, and across the globe, women are more likely to be confined to low-paying service work. Why is this still the case? In this lesson, we'll discuss causes of the gender gap, as well as the major explanations for its persistence.
4. Gender Expression: Definition & Examples
How do we demonstrate masculinity or femininity? In this lesson, we'll talk about gender expression, which is a term for how we display our gender to others. It's the way we outwardly express whether we internally identify as male or female.
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