Unpacking the Gender System A Theoretical Perspective on Gender Beliefs and Social Relations

@article{Ridgeway2004UnpackingTG,
  title={Unpacking the Gender System A Theoretical Perspective on Gender Beliefs and Social Relations},
  author={Cecilia L. Ridgeway and Shelley J. Correll},
  journal={Gender & Society},
  year={2004},
  volume={18},
  pages={510-531}
}
  • Cecilia L. Ridgeway, Shelley J. Correll
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • Gender & Society
  • According to the perspective developed in this article, widely shared, hegemonic cultural beliefs about gender and their impact in what the authors call “social relational” contexts are among the core components that maintain and change the gender system. When gender is salient in these ubiquitous contexts, cultural beliefs about gender function as part of the rules of the game, biasing the behaviors, performances, and evaluations of otherwise similar men and women in systematic ways that the… CONTINUE READING

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