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Gender and Gender Stratification

Gender and Gender Stratification

Author: Sadie Pendaz

This lesson will describe the relationship between gender and inequality. Gender stratification is defined. Margaret Mead's research on gender will be explored and George Murdock's taxonomy of gender will be discussed.

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Terms to Know

The socially constructed identity (statuses and roles) associated with being male or female.

Gender Stratification

The ranking of groups based on perceived differences in the status of group members, in this case between men and women.

George Murdock

An American anthropologist who studied cross-cultural comparisons of preindustrial societies.

Margaret Mead

An American cultural anthropologist whose work focused on gender.