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gender stereotypes

See also stereotyping. 1. Personal beliefs about gender differences in traits and behaviour, largely attributable to socialization. ...

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A Dictionary of Media and Communication (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2020
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Media studies
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267 words

... stereotypes ( sex role stereotypes ) See also stereotyping . 1. Personal beliefs about gender differences in traits and behaviour , largely attributable to socialization . 2. Standardized representations of men and women within a culture , particularly in the mass media , which polarize differences between the sexes, notably in their physical appearance , traits, behaviours, and occupations. The stereotypes are so widely known that on the basis of identifying any one element in a gender stereotype (such as physical appearance), people...

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A Dictionary of Sociology (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
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Social sciences, Sociology
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68 words

... stereotypes These are one-sided and exaggerated images of men and women which are deployed repeatedly in everyday life. They are found commonly in the mass media because they operate as a widely understood shorthand. Sociologists often see stereotyping as part of the process by which children are socialized into sex roles and by which adults and children are denied opportunities for more individually varied...

gender stereotypes

gender stereotypes  

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See also stereotyping.1. Personal beliefs about gender differences in traits and behaviour, largely attributable to socialization.2. Standardized representations of men and women within a culture, ...
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A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care (2 ed.)

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2018

... stereotyping ( gender role stereotyping ) Exaggerated generalizations of differences between the sexes that see certain attitudes, emotions, and behaviours as typifying what it means to be a woman or a man. The basis of much of the socialization of children and young people into their gender identity . See also deconstruction ; femininity ; gender differentiation ; gender dysphoria ; gender roles ; masculinity ; social construction...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007

... role stereotyping The labelling of certain forms of behaviour and actions as being appropriate to one sex, but not the...

gender role stereotyping

gender role stereotyping  

The labelling of certain forms of behaviour and actions as being appropriate to one sex, but not the other.
Sensibility

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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7,039 words
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Oxford University Press

...of the moneyed interest and decline of the citizen soldier was expressed in the gender-specific term ‘effeminacy’. Those who warned Englishmen that effeminacy was the inevitable effect of luxury had the most powerful of all precedents in mind: the history of the degeneracy of Rome, from virtuous republic to luxurious empire. Tension between the high evaluation of refinement in men and the wish to square it with manliness permeated the eighteenth-century novel, whatever the gender of the writer. Samuel Richardson ( 1689–1761 ), the author of what is usually...

Women

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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5,844 words
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Oxford University Press

...and denied them their rightful position in society. But she was unable to establish a form in which to articulate women's claim to creativity or genius. She showed her outrage at the gendering of aesthetic values most clearly in her attack on Edmund Burke's use of the language of sexual difference in his contrast between the *sublime and the beautiful. Burke's gendering of the sublime as masculine, in his influential A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas on the Sublime and Beautiful ( 1757 ), she argued, denied women both creative power...

Novels

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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6,137 words
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Oxford University Press

...was underpinned by innovations in the mechanics and conditions of book production: most notably the building of the first hand-operated iron-frame printing press (invented by Stanhope ) in 1800 ; the introduction of machine-made paper; and the development of the plaster-mould stereotype. These innovations created the circumstances in which new moves to capture a mass market for fiction could begin, in the 1820s, with projects such as Archibald Constable 's ( 1774–1827 ) and Robert Cadell 's ( 1788–1849 ) remarketings of Scott's Waverley novels. Meanwhile,...

48 The History of the Book in America

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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12,975 words
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Oxford University Press
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...of *stereotyping , the Philadelphia society produced bibles in the tens of thousands; a network of auxiliary societies distributed them across Pennsylvania. The national evangelical publishing concerns founded over the next two decades—the *American Bible Society ( 1815 ), the *American Sunday-School Union ( 1824 ), and the *American Tract Society ( 1825 )—employed similar methods. These religious publishers stood at the forefront of technological change and mass communication in the US. To produce their huge print runs, they relied upon stereotyping...

sexual stereotyping

sexual stereotyping  

The assumption that certain occupations, social roles, and behaviors ought to be confined to members of one gender; e.g., chief executive officers, firefighters, and underground miners should be ...
gender differences

gender differences  

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1. Often used synonymously with gender.2. Differences in attitudes, values, or behaviour attributable to social constructions of gender rather than to biological differences but which are naturalized ...
cultural identity

cultural identity  

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The definition of groups or individuals (by themselves or others) in terms of cultural or subcultural categories (including ethnicity, nationality, language, religion, and gender). In stereotyping, ...
Gender Roles and Conflict Mediation

Gender Roles and Conflict Mediation  

Widespread media coverage focuses on stereotypical images of women as passive victims in armed conflicts. Such coverage overshadows women’s agency and voice in all phases of conflict; from conflict ...
gendered editing

gendered editing  

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A tendency to use some film editing techniques more or less often depending on whether the target audience is male or female. For instance, a more rapid cutting rate has masculine connotations ...
gender bias

gender bias  

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A preference for persons of a particular sex (which it has become politically correct to describe as their “gender”) in hiring, promotion. To some extent gender bias is built into the English ...
face-ism

face-ism  

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A tendency for mass-media images (notably photographs in newspapers and magazines) to emphasize the faces of men and the bodies of women, thus reinforcing a gender stereotype aligning males with the ...
informational communication

informational communication  

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*Messages in which the primary content is referential (see also content message; referentiality). Referential language functions primarily to record or communicate information. For example, the ...
instrumental communication

instrumental communication  

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Communication in which the primary goal is to ‘transmit’ an intended meaning (informational and/or persuasive) accurately and effectively, and in which communication is merely a means to an end. The ...
sociology of gender

sociology of gender  

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According to Ann Oakley, who introduced the term to sociology, ‘“Sex” refers to the biological division into male and female; “gender” to the parallel and socially unequal division into femininity ...

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