Chapter 10 - a. Sexism arises through culturally patterned...

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5.4.3 Chapter 10 – Gender Inequality Around the World I) Women In the US: a. Have lower incomes b. Hold fewer prestiges jobs c. Earn fewer academic degrees d. Are more likely then men to live in poverty II) Functional Theory of Gender – focuses on the functions of gendered division of labor a. Talcott Parsons: i. Men, due to their biological attitudes, are more likely to perform “instrumental” tasks ii. Women are more likely to perform “expressive” tasks (like acts of compassion and nurturing) III) Conflict Theory: a. Subjugation of women to subordinate roles benefits men and capitalism b. Capitalists benefit from a labor market that splits the interest of men and women workers, in favor of men IV) Symbolic Interactionism
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Unformatted text preview: a. Sexism arises through culturally patterned interaction in everyday life b. Studies demonstrate differences in ways boys and girls are treated by teachers and others V) Aging and Growing Old a. Gerontology – aging in terms of 4 distinct processes: i. Chronological Aging – based on a person’s year of birth ii. Biological Aging – physical changes iii. Psychological Aging – changes to sensory and perceptual processes iv. Social Aging – rules and relationships b. Modernation Theory: i. The accelerating pace of technological change favors the young ii. Declining importance of tradition-based resources (ie – land) iii. Their relatively low productivity...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course SOC 1010 taught by Professor Wong during the Spring '03 term at CSU Stanislaus.

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