SOC326 8-7-08 - SOC 326 8-7-08 Socialization and Careers...

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SOC 326 8-7-08 Socialization and Careers (8-6-08) con’t -The gender typing of occupations encourages men and women to have different career aspirations . -Via socialization -Many occupations are still “gendered” -See handout -Interesting research has looked at the experience of those who go against gender-type in occupational role. -Ex. Male nurses, female executives. -Race, Ethnicity and Capital -Cultural Capital -The ability to “fit in” that influences occupational success. -Ex. Creating friendships, taken-for-granted norms, conversational skills -Due to their economic status, members of racial/ethnic minorities are less likely to have needed middle class cultural capital. -Employer’s negative attitudes -“Unconventional” dress/ appearance and nonstandard English of inner-city blacks are looked down upon. -Successful blacks report having had to learn to “fit in” the social world of whites. -Affirmative action
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2008 for the course SOC 326 taught by Professor D during the Spring '07 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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SOC326 8-7-08 - SOC 326 8-7-08 Socialization and Careers...

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