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1 Flashcards for Sociology 100 Chapter 11 STRATIFICATION BY GENDER Activity theory An interactionist theory of aging that suggests that elderly people who remain active and socially involved will be best adjusted. Ageism Prejudice and discrimination based on a person’s age.
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2 Disengagement theory A functionalist theory of aging that implicitly suggests that society and the aging individual mutually sever many of their relationships. Expressiveness Concern for maintenance of harmony and the internal emotional affairs of the family. Gender role Expectations regarding the proper behavior, attitudes, and activities of males and females.
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Gerontology The scientific study of the sociological and psychological aspects of aging and the problems of the aged. Glass ceiling An invisible barrier that blocks the promotion of a qualified individual in a work environment because of the individual’s gender, race, or ethnicity. Homophobia
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2011 for the course SOC 100 taught by Professor Tba during the Fall '08 term at University of Hawaii, Manoa.

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