SOCIOLOGY G671 - GENDER

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Burdsey
Asian (amateur) footballers. Adopted a hypermasculine identity in order to fit in, where they would drink, swear and watch **** after matches.
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Kelly
Science is packaged as a boy's subject. Boys dominate the classroom by being loud and running for equipment, the textbooks contain pictures of boys doing things and the experiments feature boyish things like cars and balls.
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Colley
3 things that affect subject choice: perception of gender roles - how strongly they are socialised into specific gender roles. Subject preferences - perceptions of what tasks the subject involves. Learning environment - single sex or mixed schools.
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Ferguson
Content analysis. Women's magazines focused around cult of femininity - excellence is achieved through caring for others, looking pretty and
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Mort
The 'new man' emerging - men's fashion magazines, men's aftershave, hair gel.
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Nixon
Launderette advert by Levi's created the new man. The man of the advert was sexualised instead of the woman ad it made it 'cool' and 'acceptable' to care about fashion.
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Oakley
4 ways of socialisation. Canalisation - playing with gender appropriate toys. Manipulation - gender appropriate behaviour. Verbal Appellations - gender centred adjectives eg girls = pretty, boys = handsome. Domestic activities -girls help w/housework
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Jackson
Ladettes. Rowdy, loud, swore, open about heterosexual active sex lives.
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Skelton
Hidden curriculum. Things that aren't on the national curriculum but are taught at school. Affect subject choices. 'Girls don't do P.E.'
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Adkins
Researched theme parks. Found that different genders were assigned different jobs in the park. Attractive girls = behind bars, boys = ride operators.
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McKenzie
Once males made redundant of steel works jobs they felt a loss of identity as they weren't the breadwinner anymore. Loss of status and identity in their tight knit communities.
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Butler
Muslim girls create positive identity through their religion.
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Watson
Burkha, veil and hijab are depicted by Western Society as symbols of oppression since they are constraining and restricting. They do not feel this though; think it's empower as reduces being a sexual object.
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Daly
Major religions are patriarchal. They play down the role of women and encourage them to be subordinate and follow traditional gender roles.
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Mac an Ghaill
'Crisis of masculinity'. Working class men felt a loss of identity as they made redundant from manual labour jobs.
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Willis
Lads and Ear'oles.
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McRobbie
Bedroom Culture
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Lincoln
Updated McRobbie's research, in 90s it still exists but just less privatised
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Billington
Women's identity is defined by ability to feminine and attractive. Media encourages women to be perfect as found in the 100 top film characters, all women are pretty, glamourous, sexualised or tomboys.
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Lees
London school girls focussed on being good girls rather than sluts. Very important that they don't dress loosely to avoid ruining reputation.
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Mitsos and Browne
Teachers are more lenient with boys in school. Allow them to underachieve and not put in enough effort.
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Sewell
Black Afro Caribbean boys who looked up to their MTV rapper role models. Acted anti school and hypermasculine.
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