focusing on the social construction of gender roles and relations

SOCI 3320. 3 semester hours

An examination of the roots, nature and social construction of gender roles including socialization of men and women, gender role relationships from the perspectives of Sociology. Issues of family, education, work and the economy, religion, politics and law, feminist organizations, feminist theory, and men's and women's movements will be considered.

The Social Construction of Gender Roles - The Social Construction of Gender Roles ..

, published in 1995 in time for the Beijing United Nations Women’s Conference, conclusively showed why we need new economic measurements—economic indicators that take into account the social construction of gender roles and relations as a key variable in how a society develops and allocates its resources.

The Social Construction of Gender - Applied Social Psychology

Also issues surrounding the social construction of gender roles may play a part Gender Studies investigates questions of power organized around differences of gender. This area focuses on gender representations in the mass media, on the mapping of gender hierarchy onto the nature/culture distinction, and on the social construction of gender roles in private and public life.

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Gender Studies investigates questions of power organized around differences of gender. This area focuses on gender representations in the mass media, on the mapping of gender hierarchy onto the nature/culture distinction, and on the social construction of gender roles in private and public life.

and expectations of their gender role.


The Social Construction of Gender Roles Gender or sex roles are the expected patterns of behavior assumed to follow from a person’s sex. Gender roles are not natural. They are formed by and vary within society, culture, geographic location, politics and time. There is a strong relationship between the social construction of gender and compulsory heterosexuality. People are programmed into certain gender roles and social categories through socialization and interaction with others.The Equity at Work initiative examines how the workplace is impacted by the evolving and changing norms of the social construction of gender roles, identity, and expression. This includes discussion of current and evolving workers' rights, the workplace contexts in which they currently exist, and individual, organizational and cultural interventions that promote and expand employment issues of respect, fairness, equity and justice.