Posted: July 18th, 2021
This week discusses social institutions where women have traditionally encountered strictly-defined roles and focuses on two of them: the family and media and the arts. Refer to at least three learning resources assigned for this week in your response to this topic:
FIRST, in a paragraph or two, discuss what connects the expectations of women in all of the learning resources this week. Are there any common threads despite the differences in the various resources and the institutions they present?
Second, in a paragraph or two discuss the relationship between social institutions (like family, religion, economy, media, art, religion, medicine, law) and gender. How do these institutions impact women in their daily lives?
Pick a single institution described in the readings, and talk about how perceptions of and expectations of women have changed. In what ways have things not changed? In addition to referring to the learning resources, include specific examples from history, the news, the media, art, or your own life. Remember to consider intersectional identity in your response
Read Unit 3: Institutions, Cultures, and Structures sections 15,16, 17, and 19. To move through each page, Click “Next” on the bottom right of the screen. They are titled:
Introduction: Institutions, Cultures, and Structures
State, Laws and Prisons
Kang, M., Lessard, D., Heston, L., & Nordmarken, S. (2017). “Unit 3: Institutions, Cultures, and Structures.” Introduction to Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies. http://openbooks.library.umass.edu/introwgss/part/chapter-v-historical-and-contemporary-feminist-
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