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  • The family is the lynchpin of gender, reproducing it from one generation to the next.

    ~ Susan Moller OkinCopyright 2005 Wadsworth

    Chapter 7: Gendered Family DynamicsCopyright 2005 Wadsworth

    Entering a Gendered SocietySelf-as-ObjectFirst Views are ExternalLater Internalize Views of SelfInternalize Only After Experiencing Others

    Chapter 7: Gendered Family DynamicsCopyright 2005 Wadsworth

    Entering a Gendered SocietyMicrosoft ImageMonitoringInternal DialoguesMonitor SelvesTell Selves What to Think, Do, Look Like, and FeelUse Symbols to Define SelfGender and Societyhttp://www.trinity.edu/~mkearl/gender.html

    Chapter 7: Gendered Family DynamicsCopyright 2005 Wadsworth

    Gendering Communication in the FamilyUnconscious ProcessesSocial Learning and Cognitive Development

    Chapter 7: Gendered Family DynamicsCopyright 2005 Wadsworth

    Unconscious Processes: Identification & InternalizationSigmund FreudAnatomy is DestinyLittle Empirical SupportFamilies ARE Critical to Formation of Gender IdentityMicrosoft Image

    Chapter 7: Gendered Family DynamicsCopyright 2005 Wadsworth

    Unconscious Processes: Identification & InternalizationMicrosoft ImageAround Age 3 Male and Female Development DivergesBoys Identify Less with Mothers, More with MalesComplicated by Lack of Men in Lives

    Chapter 7: Gendered Family DynamicsCopyright 2005 Wadsworth

    Unconscious Processes: Identification & InternalizationGirls Rewarded for Interactions with MothersSee Mother as Role Model for FemininityBoys Rewarded for Roaming and IndependenceMicrosoft Image0

    Chapter 7: Gendered Family DynamicsCopyright 2005 Wadsworth

    Unconscious Processes: Identification & InternalizationDiscussion of Gender, Not SexNot Born to Be Connected or IndependentMasculine Women and Men Value Independence and DistanceFeminine Women and Men Value Relationships and Closeness

    Chapter 7: Gendered Family DynamicsCopyright 2005 Wadsworth

    Unconscious Processes: Identification & InternalizationEgo BoundariesWhere Self Stops and World BeginsFemale Boundaries More PermeableMale Boundaries Less Permeable

    Chapter 7: Gendered Family DynamicsCopyright 2005 Wadsworth

    Parental Communication about GenderValue of Males and FemalesReflects Gender StereotypesDifferent Expectations for AchievementConveyed Through Toys, Clothes, & ChoresMicrosoft Image

    Chapter 7: Gendered Family DynamicsCopyright 2005 Wadsworth

    Parental ModelingMasculinity and FemininityMale-Female RelationshipsGender and Physical AppearanceMicrosoft Image

    Chapter 7: Gendered Family DynamicsCopyright 2005 Wadsworth

    Different Contributions of Mothers and FathersFathers Help with AgencyMothers Help with Competence in RelationshipsFathers Play More, Care Take Less

    Chapter 7: Gendered Family DynamicsCopyright 2005 Wadsworth

    Growing Up MasculineDont Be FemaleBe SuccessfulBe AggressiveBe SexualBe Self-ReliantMicrosoft Image

    Chapter 7: Gendered Family DynamicsCopyright 2005 Wadsworth

    Growing Up FeminineAppearance Still CountsBe Sensitive and CaringNegative Treatment by OthersBe SuperwomanNo Single Meaning of Feminine AnymoreMicrosoft Image

    Chapter 7: Gendered Family DynamicsCopyright 2005 Wadsworth

    Growing Up Outside Conventional Gender RolesGay Men Ostracized because Perceived as FeminineTransgendered and Intersexed People Want Choice

    Chapter 7: Gendered Family DynamicsCopyright 2005 Wadsworth

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