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Gender Socialization and the Making of Gender in the Indian Context

Gender Socialization and the Making of Gender in the Indian Context

First Edition

January 2018 | 304 pages | SAGE India

Gender Socialization and the Making of Gender in the Indian Context discusses what gender is, its formation and effects, and how children form gender identities by conforming to social expectations and imitating gender-specific behaviour. As they grow older, they learn to assimilate this behaviour and the norms that they had earlier merely imitated. They also learn the consequences of deviating from these norms.

Each culture has a set of practices for teaching gender roles. This book examines the social arrangements in India that make a child conform to normative femininity or masculinity. It studies the role of family, religion, mythology, teachers, peer group and the various media in inculcating this. Further, the book looks at the root cause of sexist injustices rampant even today in the making of gender inequality.

Preface and Acknowledgements
Part I: Themes
Gender Study and Social Psychology: A Theoretical Approach
Gender: Meaning, Formation and Effects
Gender Socialization: Meaning, Nature and Scope
Part II: Perspectives: Agents of Gender Socialization
Role of Family
Role of Peer Group
Role of School
Role of Media
Role of Religion: Norms and Practices
Role of Religious Myths and Concepts

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ISBN: 9789386602565

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