Ch 14: Sex & Gender Roles in Society
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Sex & Gender Roles in Society - Chapter Summary
Through studying the videos in this chapter, you'll develop an understanding of how sex and gender roles impact social mores, expectations and challenges. The video lessons examine perspectives on gender from anthropologists in addition to views on sexual relationships. Our engaging instructors will also teach you about sexism and the feminist response. By the time you finish all of the video lessons, you should be prepared to:
- Differentiate between sex and gender
- Discuss global views of gender
- Identify the forms of sexism
- Understand the types of sexual relationships
- Explain viewpoints on prostitution, birth control and other sexual controversies
- Discuss forms of violence against women and men
- Distinguish between the quid pro quo and hostile environment forms of sexual harassment
- Understand the different types of feminism
Our teaching style makes learning about sex and gender roles a straightforward and entertaining process. The informative videos typically last less than 10 minutes and contain several images, examples and important data to help you grasp major concepts. You can view videos led by professional instructors, rewatch excerpts using video tags and study lesson transcripts to reinforce the material. The multiple-choice quizzes that are included with each lesson give you the chance to self-assess your comprehension of the covered topics.
1. Sex and Gender in Society: Differences, Preferences & Characteristics
Sex and gender can be complicated topics. Learn about sex and gender in society, and explore differences, preferences, and characteristics. Understand non-traditional genders, as well as sexual orientation.
2. Gender Views: Margaret Mead, George Murdock and Global Views
In cultures around the world, individuals are expected to behave in certain ways and fulfill certain roles based on gender. Learn about various views on gender by reviewing the perspectives of scholars such as Margaret Mead and George Murdock. Understand global views on gender by exploring Israeli kibbutzim, pre-industrial societies, and New Guinea.
3. Sexism and Patriarchy: Definitions and Forms
Most of the time, sexism benefits men over women, and it contributes to maintaining the patriarchal system. Learn the definition of patriarchy and its opposite, matriarchy, explore how sexism benefits men, and discover the several different types of sexism, including old-fashioned, modern, hostile, benevolent, and ambivalent.
4. Sexual Relationships in Society: Definitions and Concepts
Each culture has its own socially accepted romantic practices and sexual relationships. Explore many types of relationships among cultures, including some that are considered more or less acceptable in different cultures, learn the definition of nuclear and extended families, discover the concepts of exogamy and endogamy, and discover the different forms of marriage that can exist, including monogamy and different forms of polygamy.
5. Sexual Controversies in Society: Differing Viewpoints
Differing viewpoints on sexuality is one source of controversies in society. Explore sexual controversies and understand differing viewpoints on topics such as teen pregnancy, birth control, pornography, and prostitution.
6. Sexism: Gender Differences and Contexts
Sexism and gender differences can be seen in several different contexts within most modern societies. Learn how institutional sexism perpetuates advantages for one sex over the other in four general areas: the workplace, family life at home, politics, and the military.
7. Violence Against Women and Men: Definitions & Gender Differences
Some types of crime are especially painful due to their highly personal nature. Explore the definition of three forms of violence against women and men, including sexual assault, rape, and domestic violence, and review some basic statistics and the role of gender differences in these crimes.
8. Sexual Harassment: 'Quid Pro Quo' vs. 'Hostile Environment' Harassment
Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome, repetitive, and deliberate sexual comments, gestures, or physical contact. Sexual harassment can occur in the workplace or in power dynamic relationships. Learn about sexual harassment and the difference between quid pro quo and hostile environment harassment.
9. Feminism Types and Definitions: Liberal, Socialist, Culture & Radical
Feminism is an ideology and movement that advocates the equality of men and women in political, economical, and social matters. Learn about different types of feminism such as radical, socialist, cultural, and liberal feminism.
10. Gender Stereotypes: Definition & Examples
Gender stereotypes are over-generalizations about the characteristics of an entire gender. Delve into the definition and examples of gender stereotypes and their negative or positive connotations, the impact of gender stereotypes, and sociological perspectives on stereotypes.
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