Gender Socialization And Sex
A gender role is a set of behaviors, attitudes, and personality characteristics expected and encouraged of a person based on his or her sex and society expects different attitudes and behaviors from boys and girls. Gender socialization is the tendency for boys and girls to be socialized differently. Boys are raised to conform to the male gender role, and girls are raised to conform to the female gender or role. Every culture has different guidelines about what is appropriate for males and females, and family members may socialize babies in gendered ways without consciously following that path.
Shoumitra Verma, BSc, MA in Anthropology is having teaching and research experience for more than 6 years at Post- Graduate level and her field of experience are social policy movement and social and cultural anthropology. She is at present Assistant Professor in Post- Graduate College in Uttar Pradesh.
Preface v 1. Gender Socialization: an Introduction 1 2. Development and Regulation of Gender-Role Conduct 53 3. Gender Socialization of Adolescents at Home 95 4. Gender Development 123 5 Feminism and Development: Theoretical Perpectives 139 6. Rethinking Historical, Change, Deconstructing Developmentalism 169 7. Feminist Theory and Development: Implicatios for Policy, Research and Action 219 8. The Women’s Movement and its Role in Development 241 Bibliography 251 Index 255