UNT SOCI 4250 - Ch. 3 Vocabulary (2 pages)

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Soci 4250 - Gender and Society
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Chapter 3 How Do Disciplines Outside of Sociology Study Gender 1 Oedipus complex a young boy s attachment to his mother grows into seeing her as a love object the boy wants to have sex with his mother perceives his father as a threat standing in the way of that goal 2 Castration complex a fear that their own fathers will castrate them if they act on their sexual desire toward their mother 3 Penis envy women eventually come to envy men s possession of a penis like men disdain their mother all other women because of their lack of a penis 4 Electra complex girls eventually women come to see other women as competitors in the ultimate goal of possessing their own penis 5 Superego the part of our personality responsible for both our own morality for lining our morality up with societal standards 6 Phallic symbols any abstract representation of the penis 7 Sex difference research concerned with identifying whether or not a wide range of traits dispositions behaviors differ significantly between men women 8 Meta analysis researchers use the results from many published studies on sex differences in order to obtain an average difference based on a larger more diverse sample size 9 Ethnography involves sustained time spent in the field living among the group you re studying in order to develop an insider s perspective on their culture society 10 Man the Hunter hunters were men 11 Woman the Gatherer gatherers were women 12 Androcentric theories that assumed that what men do is more important than what women do 13 Matrilineal both kinship who s related to who property are passed down based on your mother 14 Patrilineal those that assume descent through the father the male line 15 Meta narrative any attempt at a comprehensive universal explanation of some phenomenon 16 Homosociality the continuum of cooperative relations between people of the same gender it ranges from actual homosexual intimacy to same sex friendships 17 Homophobia the fear or disavowal of homosexuality 18



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