Chapter 11, Gender Key Terms Sex The biological

Chapter 11, Gender Key Terms  Sex The biological

Chapter 11, Gender Key Terms Sex The biological differences between male and female. Gender

The social classification of masculine and feminine. Androcentric Male-centered. Cultural construction of gender The idea that gender characteristics are not

inborn but rather constructed within each culture. Xanith An alternative gender role of Oman on the Saudi Arabian peninsula. Two-spirit role

Alternative gender role in native North America. Maju Alternative gender role of Tahiti. Hijra An alternative gender role in India conceptualized as neither man nor woman.

Manhood puzzle The question of why in almost all cultures masculinity is viewed not as a natural state but as a problematic status to be won through overcoming obstacles. Machismo

A cultural construction of hypermasculinity as essential to the male gender role. Gender role The cultural expectations of men and women in a particular society, including the division of labor.

Gender hierarchy The ways gendered activities and attributes are related to the distribution of resources, prestige, and power in a society. Private/public

dichotomy Gender system in which womens status is lowered by their cultural identification with the home and children, while men are identified with public, prestigious economic and political roles.

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