Gender construction


We continued our discussion of ‘gender as a social construct today’ and reviewed our understanding of the information on pg.252 -257 of the text book.

The following website is particularly useful for exploring gender from a sociological perspective:


At the end of the lesson you were given the following extract from Giddens (2006):



This adds some more ideas to our understanding of how theorists might explain gender socialisation.

Today we also started talking about ‘hegemonic masculinity’ – a term coined by R.W Connell. We will look at this term in some more detail next lesson.



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