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Questions regarding gender roles, behavior, and expectations tend to be situated in the nurture versus nature debate. Scholarship is unsettled as to the ways in which genes, biology, and psychosocial experience interact to shape gender differences. However, most science scholarship focuses on the role of the social environment, with gender conceptu...
This entry defines and differentiates sex and gender, followed by gender roles as understood within the social sciences. The sociological perspectives of gender roles are outlined. Specifically gender roles are examined within structural functionalist, symbolic interactionist, social role theory, conflict theory, and feminist theory frameworks. Fur...