Gender Socialization & Sex

By Shoumitra Verma
November 2010
MD Publications
Distributed by Coronet Books Inc.
ISBN: 9788175332805
257 pages
$47.50 Hardcover

A gender role is a set of behaviours, 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.

About the Author

Shoumitra Verma, BSc, MA in Anthroplogy is having teaching and research experience for more than 6 years at Post-Graduate level and her field of experience is social policy movements and social and cultural anthropology. She is at present Assistant Professsor in Post-Graduate College in Uttar Pradesh.


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