Lecture 8

Lecture 8 - Soc 1: Intro to Sociology Mindy Romero Fall ,06...

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Soc 1: Intro to Sociology Mindy Romero Fall ‘06 Gender and Family Week Four According to the U.S. Census Bureau… Family: A group of two or more people who reside together and are related by birth, marriage, or adoption. Household: Includes all the people who occupy a housing unit as their usual place of residence. Separate Spheres: The idea that men and women have mutually exclusive social roles, based on innate differences, and whose division is marked by such distinctions as home/work and private/public. History of Separate Spheres Prior to the Industrial Revolution: Work was not distinct from home. Men and women may have primary responsibility for different tasks, but there was a lot of crossing over. Men and women were valued for their contributions to both work and home. After the Industrial Revolution: Work was removed from the home. Paid work and public life became associated with men, while unpaid work at home and private life became associated with women. Men/work/public life are assigned more social value than women/home/private life. Women and Home Life
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Lecture 8 - Soc 1: Intro to Sociology Mindy Romero Fall ,06...

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