Chapter 3- HDFS 3423

Chapter 3- HDFS 3423 - Chapter 3- Social Transitions...

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Chapter 3- Social Transitions Adolescence as a Social Invention Historical background and its effects The view of adolescence differs based on different societies Before industrial revolution the difference between adolescents and adults was based on whether or not they owned land The gap between adolescence and adulthood grew as time grew and labor laws came into play (child protectionists) Changes in Status With adulthood comes more responsibilities and privileges Now allowed to vote Age 18 allowed to smoke, 21 drinking Can be tried as an adult Many get jobs Social redefinition - process through which an individual’s position or status is redefined by society Practices in Social Redefinition real or symbolic separation of youth from parents magnification of physical/social differences between males and females passing information from generation to generation Variations in Social Transitions In contemporary and western societies the transition from adolescence into adulthood is
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