February 19, 2008

February 19, 2008 - Sociology 101 February 19, 2008 There...

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Sociology 101 February 19, 2008 There is a reaction paper due on Thursday. It should be a page-long study guide for the exam over chapters 1-4. Aging (pp. 103-107) All societies identify and mark the aging process in some manner, but its meaning and the definition of old age is defined differently from society to society The process of aging is marked by rites of passage , which are formal markers of making the transition from one status to another o High school graduation, college graduation, and retirement are all rites of passage in our society Gerontology is the scientific study of aging. It specifically focuses upon the “elderly” population o This area of study is likely to become increasingly important as the Baby Boomers enter retirement age Ageism can be understood as the devaluation and negative stereotyping of the elderly The elderly population (defined as those over the age of 65) has increased worldwide recently o Increased health and living conditions and decreased infant mortality are
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