Gender Socialization and the Making of Gender in the Indian Context discusses what gender is, its formation and effects, and how children form gender identities by conforming to social expectations and imitating gender-specific behaviour. As they grow older, they learn to assimilate this behaviour and the norms that they had earlier merely imitated. They also learn the consequences of deviating from these norms.
Chapter 1: Gender Study and Social Psychology: A Theoretical Approach
Gender Study and Social Psychology: A Theoretical Approach
Even though gender study is a relatively new phenomenon in higher education, social science and related research area, it is today well established as an interdisciplinary field of study which draws on knowledge from psychology, political science, economics, anthropology, sociology, management, development study and all the social sciences. After the assessment of the plan, policies and experiences of the United Nation's First Development Decade in the 1960s, it was argued by the social scientists in general and the feminist scholars in particular that emphasizing economic growth and the ‘trickle-down’ approach as key to reducing poverty is not enough for the development especially for the women. It was also ...