Sociology 100 Midterm 2 - CH 7


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Personal– social identity continuum
    • Can vary across contexts
    • Always in flux
  • Some are master...
Auxiliary traits
Characteristics that are presumed to accompany a specific master status.
Looking- glass self
The sense of ourselves that we develop based on our perceptions of how others view us.
  • Interactionist perspective – Yes
  • Looking...

Committing further crimes after having been convicted of a crime.
Biological characteristics that include sex chromosomes, primary sex characteristics, and secondary sex characteristics.
  • Not a dualism, bit rather a spectrum
  • Millions...

A contrast between two opposing categories.
The expected and actual thoughts, feelings, and behaviours associated with a particular sex, within a certain culture, at a given point in history.
  • Cross-cultural...
The thoughts, feelings, and behaviours associated with being female.
The thoughts, feelings, and behaviours associated with being male.
  • Traditional masculinity
    • Worker, self made man etc.
    • Turner...
Sexual attraction to members of the “ opposite sex.”
Sexual attraction to members of the “ same sex.”
A person whose physical sex characteristics fall outside the boundaries of the dualism of male/ female.
Traditional masculinity in an extreme and exaggerated form. Media driven
Sexual attraction to both males and females.

Sexual script
The framework that we use to understand our own sexuality and that guides our sexual lives. Sexual scripts are learned behaviours, they are learned within 3 different levels....
Individuals who identify themselves with another sex, and seek to live their lives on that basis.
Who am I?
  • Functionalist – men are this way & women are that way
  • Feminist – If things are constructed and there is no inherent nature...
Different gender experiences and Division of labour
  • Conflict Theory
    • “Hierarchies of incomes” essential for wealth accumulation
    • Family used to...

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