Degree Year

2000

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Department

Sociology

Advisor(s)

Clovis White

Keywords

Preschool, Gender, Body, Roles, Masculine, Feminine

Abstract

The methods through which children learn to identify with a gender and its ascribed roles in United States society have been documented thoroughly in both psychology and sociology. Although there are many researchers who agree that gender roles are limiting, stereotypical expressions of gender, they exist and continued to be learned by children, nevertheless. How are children's gender roles enforced? Why do children continue to grow up knowing what to attribute as "masculine" or "feminine"? One interesting way that stereotypical gender roles are enforced is through processes that gender children's bodies.

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