Seminar assignments

Sometimes we'll post the assignment for your Thursday seminar ticket here at the beginning of each week.  Sometimes the assignment will be under the relevant week on the home page.  We thought we should keep you on your toes.



Be prepared to take a quiz on this week's readings.



WEEK NINE - be prepared to take an in-seminar quiz on Goodman's Marie Antoinette.  No other seminar assignment is due.

WEEK SEVEN - You can download the assignment below.  It's called relationship with text.


1-2 typed, double-spaced pages. Due Thursday, Oct. 9 at 9:30 a.m.

In Gendering Bodies, Crawley, Foley, and Shehan (2008: 3) argue the following:

"... each of us has become gendered and is continually being gendered in our everyday experiences in the world. Every thought, every action, every interaction with others in this world is gendered. That is how deeply our cultural messages about the importance of biological sex affect our lives. We become those messages. Others hold us accountable to those messages constantly. ... social processes can become part of our bodies and embodiments. ... gender becomes real."

Explain this quote. In particular, discuss the mechanisms by which social processes and cultural messages about the importance of biological sex can become part of our bodies. In your answer, use one example from each of this week's readings (Lorber, Martin, and Crawley et al.) that was not discussed in lecture. Reference each example using proper citation format (author's name, publication year, and page number).

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