WK 4 Reading Log 2, Kelly Li .docx - Name_Kelly Li SID_24218509 Date_27 July 2016 Sociology 150 Summer 2016 READING LOG Each week we ask that you

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Name_________Kelly Li___________________ SID___________24218509__________________ Date__________27 July 2016________________ Sociology 150 Summer 2016 READING LOG Each week we ask that you briefly log in your reading and reactions to TWO of the texts assigned for a given week. You may select any two you wish. One text per form! These are REQUIRED and will be graded check, check plus, check minus or no credit. Author Cecilia Ridgeway Title The Persistence of Gender Inequality in Employment Settings Major thesis claim, or what you think this text is about Despite profound changes in advanced industrial societies in which women have moved into the paid work force and recently entered into occupations that are predominantly male, gender inequality in employment settings still persist. Week Assigned Week #4 Is this text primarily theoretical (developing ideas logically or philosophically, with some examples) Or e mpirical , testing ideas with observations or data, or describing closely observed features of experience This text is primarily empirical as Ridgeway draws from own her research (as well as research of others such as Reskin and Ross) and observations to explain how interactional processes can mediate and contribute to gender inequality in the workplace. Three Important Points made in support of thesis claim – Supporting subpoints, examples provided, references to others works 1. Gender inequality in employment starts with the way we label workers by gender. The ways in which we categorize others by gender is largely an unnoticed, subconscious phenomenon that involves gender in the everyday activities we perform and the institutional roles we take on. 2. Categorization automatically cues status beliefs of gender and these beliefs affect the way employers judge one’s productivity potential and competence level. Error discrimination occurs when

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