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BA009UN Introduction to Social Sciences Semester Spring/2, 2008 School of Business Administration IU – VNU HCMC Chapter 4 Stratification by Gender and Age CONTENTS 1. Social Construction of Gender 2. Explaining Stratification by Gender 3. Women: The Oppressed Majority 4. Aging and Society 5. Age Stratification in the United States SUMMARY Gender and age are ascribed statuses that provide a basis for social differentiation. This chapter examines the socila construction of gender, theories of stratification by gender, women oppressed majority group, theories of aging, age stratification and geism, and the growing political activism of the elderly. 1. In the United States, the social construction of gender constinues to define significantly different expectations for females and males. 2. Gender roles show up in our work and behavior and in how we react to others. 3. Though females have been more severly restricted than men by traditional gender roles, those roles are also restricted males. SUMMARY 4. The research of anthropologist Margaret Mead points to the important cultural conditioning in defining the social roles of males and females. 5.
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This note was uploaded on 11/20/2010 for the course ACCT 321 taught by Professor Hooper during the Spring '08 term at Valley City.

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