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Sex and Gender Roles, Critiques of

Robinson, Kathryn


The term “sex roles” refers to the social functions that are ascribed to individuals based on their sex. Sex roles was initially the dominant paradigm to explain sexual inequality in second-wave feminism; its feminist scholarship was role theory. Role theory focused on practices of socialization into male and female roles, for example, different expectations and behaviors toward male and female infants. Both women’s liberation and the burgeoning women’s scholarship inspired by the movement...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: The International Encyclopedia of Anthropology
DOI: 10.1002/9781118924396.wbiea2372


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