Thesis For Inequality

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By asking for 'In what ways', the question wants me to explain or interpret the proposition of how gender basis is a basis for inequality in contemporary society, by using relevant sociological theories and research. I need to supply evidence of how gender manages to persist as a basis or principle for inequality in the modern world and link this analysis to sociological concepts. From my observation gender is a basis for inequality, especially cultural aspects; such as family, educational institutions and the media.
Key concepts: Gender order, Hegemonic masculinity, Feminism , stereotypes , gender socialisation and gender segregation.

Relevant sources of information found
1. Pietsch, J., 2010. Dimensions of Australian Society. 3rd ed. South Yarra: Elizabeth Vella. (p.31-46)

Supplies data and evidence to show that women undertake more domestic labour then
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Outline and define key sociological concepts: Hegemonic masculinity, gender socialisation and patriarchy from primary and secondary sources.
2. I will discuss how gender manages to persist as a basis or principle for inequality in the modern world. I will use statistics of the divide in labour, economic income and hierarchy in the work force between men and women. I will use Pietsch data graphs from the 'Dimensions of Australian Society' 2010, as evidence and relate them to hegemonic masculinity and patriarchy in the work force.
3. Discuss the construction of gender and how it is formed from a young age and continues through to adulthood, linking to the formation of gender and sexual identity. I will use Szirom example of gender socialisation: primary, secondary and territory environments.
4. Outlines masculinity politics in school such as the belief of "manhood' must be earned and the difference in biology between men and women has seemed to justify traditionally defined roles and stereotyping in sport and physical education. I will link this to Bourdieu's concept of 'masculine
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