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Gender Socialization and the Making of Gender in the Indian Context
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Gender Socialization and the Making of Gender in the Indian Context



December 2017 | 304 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

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
 
Introduction
 
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
 
Conclusion
 
Glossary
 
Bibliography
 
Index

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ISBN: 9789386602565