Gender Equality

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Gender Socialization

  • Elham HoominfarEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70060-1_13-1

Synonyms

Definitions

Gender socialization is a “process by which individuals develop, refine and learn to ‘do’ gender through internalizing gender norms and roles as they interact with key agents of socialization, such as their family, social networks and other social institutions” (p. 6) (John et al. 2017).

Introduction

The importance of understanding gender socialization is in addressing gender inequality and gender discrimination which have harmful consequences for people in the society. Understanding the formation of this discrimination promotes the Sustainable Development Goals in reducing gender inequality and increasing more opportunities for women. It is a great achievement for society to move toward a sustainable and comprehensive development and reduce any kind of inequality. Gender equality would be supported by recognizing the agents and factors that have formed unfair gender social norms and also improving awareness of the social fact that gender roles and...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Sociology, Social Work & AnthropologyUtah State UniversityLoganUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Melissa Haeffner
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  1. 1.Environmental Science and ManagementPortland State UniversityPortlandUSA