Paper #3 articles that may interest you:

1) Resistance Through Video Game Play: It’s a Boy Thing, Kathy Sanford and Leanna Madill

2) Little in Common: Racial and Gender Differences in Adolescents’ Television Diet, Jane D. Brown and Carol J. Pardun

3) Misogyny in Rap Music: A content Analysis of Prevalence and Meanings, Ronald Weitzer and Charis E. Kubrin

4) The Trouble with Black Boys: The Role and Influence of Environmental and Cultural Factors on the Academic Performance of African American Males, Pedro A. Noguera

5) ‘Sports Crazy’, Guyland, Michael Kimmel

6) ‘Boys and Their Toys: Guland’s Media’, Guyland, Michael Kimmel

7) ‘Predatory Sex and Party Rape’, Guyland, Michael Kimmel

***You are not required to include these readings in your paper, but you may find them helpful, as many of the topics discussed in these readings are likely to be of interest to you as you write. Your paper should also incorporate one or more of the readings since the last paper was due. This includes all readings since the break.

Paper #2 class generated list of prompts: paper 2 prompts

Here’s the handout from today’s class (Feb. 27). It’s all about how to write a paper for Sociology of Gender! How to write for Sociology of Gender

Due Feb. 27:

There is no reading due for Wednesday. Nor is there a daily comment due. Instead your task is to find a video clip/song/image/poem/news item which exemplifies something from the readings over the last three weeks. If you require a computer to share your find, please send me the website by 1.30 on Wednesday. Be prepared to share the clip and explain why you have chosen it. The aim of Wednesday’s class is to help you prepare for the paper, which is due by 11.59 pm on Sunday, March 3. Wednesday’s class is really about generating ideas for the paper, which is open-ended.

Here are some questions to help you get started:

1) How is the gender binary naturalized? You might have a look at advice sites for parents, children’s clothing, toys, room décor.

2) Can you find examples of the one-sex model in the news or ads?

3) According to our readings, only white, heterosexual women were truly feminine. Can you find examples in advertising or pop culture where black women or lesbians are masculinized?

4) In what way do ads/pop culture echo sentiments concerning gender from the 18th century?

Here is some information regarding the paper: sociology of gender, paper guidelines

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