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Unit 1 has begun!
by Nandita (INS) - Tuesday, 6 May 2014, 11:43 PM
Dear friends, Unit 1 has begun and the discussion forum for this unit will be open till 29th May. While in the contemporary world, people may identify through various channels of caste, class, religion etc., gender seems to be one of the most influential identities in determining how men and women shape themselves into the roles they play in society. All sociologists are clear that gender shapes people’s perceptions of themselves and others, and greatly influences their behaviour. However, the way, in which gendered characteristics and behaviour are acquired through a process of socialisation to become an intrinsic part of the personality, is still a matter open to debate. The first unit of the course deals with the question “What is gender?” The learning objectives of this unit are to enable you to: -Distinguish between sex and gender; -Comprehend gender by exploring theories on gender and socialisation, issues of gender transgressions and sexuality; and -Understand the concern on the need to talk about gender So, welcome to Unit 1 and the beginning of the course and what we hope will be a rich experience for all of us. Please feel free to post any queries that you may have and any issues you would like to discuss. Regards Martha and Nandita
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Re: Unit 1 has begun!
by Raj Shree Verma - Wednesday, 14 May 2014, 6:21 AM
Thank you for starting Unit 1. It is good to have introductory idea about the concept which we are dealing with. Regards, Dr.Raj Shree
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Re: Unit 1 has begun!
by Nandita (INS) - Friday, 16 May 2014, 8:24 AM
Thank you Dr. Verma,

I hope you have also been able to attempt the exercise in the learning material? Why don't you share your responses with us here. We would love to hear from you and see you taking a lead in the discussions.

Best regards

Martha and Nandita