UNT SOCI 4250 - Ch_6_Love_Dating_class (29 pages)

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University of North Texas
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Soci 4250 - Gender and Society

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Questioning Gender A Sociological Exploration 2e by Robyn Ryle 2015 SAGE Publications HOW DOES GENDER IMPACT THE PEOPLE YOU SPEND YOUR TIME WITH Chapter Six The Gender of Friendship and Dating This chapter examines significant relationships outside of the nuclear family Networks of friends and kin often overlap Kin refers to the people to whom an individual is related either by actual blood or through symbolic ties Some societies hold friends as the highest form of love Friendships have two unique features Choice and obligation Questioning Gender A Sociological Exploration 2e by Robyn Ryle 2015 SAGE Publications The Trouble with Friendship Sociological research has not focused on friendships Mis understanding of friendships as purely a personal choice Difficulty in defining who are friends However the people we call friends and our types of friendships are often constrained by social structures gender class race Questioning Gender A Sociological Exploration 2e by Robyn Ryle 2015 SAGE Publications Defining friendship It is characterized as voluntary and altruistic It involves sentiment and sociability A common definition of friendship in sociological literature is a voluntary informal and personal relationship Allan 1990 p 17 Many friendships may form in formal settings such as the workplace and some friendships exist only within the context of those settings It can be a relationship between status equals two people who are on roughly the same social level Questioning Gender A Sociological Exploration 2e by Robyn Ryle 2015 SAGE Publications Gender and Friendships Who s better at friendship women or men Feminization of friendship Anglo European societies emphasize intimacy trust caring and nurturing all associated with femininity Historically the hierarchy was reversed and male friendships were seen as the model Characteristics were bravery loyalty duty Questioning Gender A Sociological Exploration 2e by Robyn Ryle 2015 SAGE heroism Publications Gender Differences in



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