The Social Construction of Gender

The Social Construction of Gender

You are welcome to choose either option. Option #1: Night to His Day Analysis Consider Judith Lorber’s Night to His Day: The Social Construction of Gender, which was assigned reading for this module. Carefully address the following two questions: If you had to summarize in ordinary language the concept of “gender as structure,” what would you say? (How would you explain “gender as a social institution” to a relative or a friend?) How did Judith Lorber demonstrate the significant differences that gender categories have for the individual and for society? (Hint: It may help to recall Lorber’s discussions of “sameness” and “difference.”) Your paper should be 2-3 pages long and formatted per CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements. Support your claims by citing at least 2-3 scholarly sources, which may include information from the readings in your module. The CSU-Global Library is also a good place to find these sources; utilize the resources found in the SOC101 Research Guide for assistance in your research. Option #2: Gender from a Micro-Perspective Using a symbolic-interaction framework puts a human face on gender—showing how gender is at work in familiar dimensions of everyday life. This approach also shows that gender is an important part of social reality. Drawing on the micro theory of symbolic-interaction, describe ways in which gender guides the following: Patterns of everyday interaction, including the ranges of choices available to people Use of space Use of language Your paper should be 2-3 pages long and formatted per CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements. Support your claims by citing at least 2-3 scholarly sources, which may include information from the readings in your module. The CSU-Global Library is also a good place to find these sources; utilize the resources found in the SOC101 Research Guide for assistance in your research.