Systems of Kinship-Patriarchy and Sexual Division of Labour [Optionals IAS Mains Sociology]: Questions 1 - 8 of 8

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Question 1

Patriarchy and Sexual Division of Labour
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Appeared in Year: 2016

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To what extent is patriarchy a cause for the problems of women? Discuss. (Paper-1)

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Patriarchy and the Problems of Women

  • Gender refers to socially constructed aspects of differences between men and women.
  • Its scope includes within its ambit:
    • Individual identity and personality
    • At symbolic level, it extends to cultural ideas, stereotypes of masculinity and feminity.
    • At structural level, it extends to sexual division of labor in organiza…

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Question 2

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Appeared in Year: 2013

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Analyze the gender bias in the present society with examples.

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Gender Bias in the Present Society

  • Natural inequalities are those which are given to man by nature by virtue of his birth and heredity. Colour, sex, height etc. are the manifestation of natural inequalities. When social privileges and opportunities are differently distributed on natural inequalities, it gives rise to growth of social inequalities. T…

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Question 3

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What do you understand by gender? How does it shape ‘male’ identity? (Paper-1)

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Gender and Male Identity

  • Gender refers to socially constructed aspects of differences between men and women.
  • Its scope includes within its ambit:
    • Individual identity and personality
    • At symbolic level, it extends to cultural ideas, stereotypes of masculinity and feminity.
    • At structural level, it extends to sexual division of labor in organization and ins…

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Question 4

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Examine ‘patirarchal bargain’ as gendered division of work in contemporary India.

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Patriarchal Bargain as Gendered Division of Work

  • Women, despite possessing formal equality with men, still experience a number of inequalities in the labour market. They face a number of disadvantages in paid work, these being:
    • Occupational segregation: Vertical and Horizontal.
    • Wage gap- they tend to be paid less than men-
    • Concentrated in the lower rea…

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Question 5

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Define patriarchy. How does patriarchy manifest in interpersonal relations? (Paper-1)

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Patriarchy and Interpersonal Relations

  • Patriarchal system in India operates at multiple levels. In West, position of women is often expressed in economic terms through indicators like employment, decision making on financial matters, ownership rights, and economic status and so on. In India, many other dimensions like – rituals, kinship, social role…

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Question 6

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Write short notes with a sociological perspective on the following, in about 150 words each:

Patriarchy as a form of dominance (Paper-II) (Marks-10)

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Patriarchy as a Form of Dominance

  • The word patriarchy refers to any form of social power given disproportionately to men. The structure of the patriarchy is always considered the power status of male, authority, control of the male and oppression, domination of the man, suppression, humiliation, sub-ordination and subjugation of the women.
  • Patriarchy…

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Question 7

Patriarchy and Sexual Division of Labour
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Comment on the social and cultural determinants of sexual division of labour. (Paper - II) (14 Marks)

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Social and Cultural Determinants of Sexual Division of Labour

  • When occupational roles are assigned on the basis of sexual difference, it leads to the development of sexual division of labor.
  • In Indian context, mainly the women are forced to compulsory domesticity which creates a sense of dependency of the women on men which further perpetuates the se…

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Question 8

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To what extent, growing involvement of women in the labor market has affected the domestic division of labor? Discuss

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Growing Involvement of Women in the Labour Market and the Domestic Division of Labour

  • The last few decades has seen a trend of increasing levels of education among women and an increased participation of women in the labour market. This has led to several changes in the entire social set up.
  • The impact of this on the domestic division of labour has n…

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