Key Words for Sociology

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Biologically Determined
- behaviour is fixed by our biologically makeup
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Canalisation
- chanelling of children's interests into toys/activities assosiated with their sex
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Crisis of Masculinity
- the view that men are experiencing anxiety and uncertainty because their patriarchal authority is being challenged by economically sucessful women
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Feminism
- the belief that women are treated unfairly in society
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Gender
- social expectations of what it means to be male/female
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Gender Role Socialisation
- process by which boys/girls are socialised into masculine/feminine types of behaviour
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Hegemonic Masculinity
- dominant/traditional masculinity e.g. breadwinners
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Marginalised Masculinity
- decline of traditional masculinity
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New Man
- type of masculinity that is more sensitive, caring and sharing
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Patriarchy
- social system in which men oppress and exploit women and children
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Sex
- biological differences between men and women
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Sexual Double Standard
- idea that there are different rules for men's and women's sexual behaviour
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Socially Constructed
- produced or created by society
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Subordinate Masculinity
- versions of masculinity which have been historically devalued e.g. gay men
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Symbolic Annihilation
- idea that women are removed from the media through trivilisation or actual absense
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Verbal Appellations
- parents use gendered language to their children which reinforces their gender roles
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- chanelling of children's interests into toys/activities assosiated with their sex

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Canalisation

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- the view that men are experiencing anxiety and uncertainty because their patriarchal authority is being challenged by economically sucessful women

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- the belief that women are treated unfairly in society

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- social expectations of what it means to be male/female

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