Gender Habitus And The Field Summary

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In conclusion, the longitudinal analysis indicated that “the stability and consequences of social gender identity may differ dramatically for children who are pre-versus-post peak rigidity (Lurye)”. Also it depends on how important gender identity is to an individual and how pressured (felt pressure) one is to conform to the norms associated with their sex that leads to the behavior of individuals. Third Journal Article Summary: “Gender, Habitus, and the Field” Pierre Bourdieu’s habitus and the field contrasted with Foucault’s work on the body and the self. Foucault states that the body is socially produced by routines of knowledge and behavior, this progresses to what he pins as ‘aesthetics of existence’ (also known as self-stylization). Self-stylization what Foucault calls ‘the practice of liberty.’ In other words, the resistance to follow the continuous knowledge and behaviors prescribed in society provides for a foundation for autonomy. Foucault also believes that sexual identity if amendable through this process of self-stylization. Bourdieu understood that gender identity may not be so easy to change or alter as Foucault believed. Because cultural norms on gender are constantly reiterated into our minds and daily…show more content…
A big issue regarding this is gender inequality. In the first journal children attributed power to men and helplessness to females in addition children aged 7 and 15 years believed that men are granted more power and respect than females. Cultures across the world have always had trouble with the notion that women can have and hold positions of power that instead of being inferior to men, women can be superior. So these similarities among men and women hold true almost all around the world. Every culture then sex-types and therefore attributes to social attributions of norms towards
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