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final soc terms - Chapter 9 Gender and Age Crystalline...

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Chapter 9 – Gender and Age Crystalline intelligence – Wisdom and insight into the human condition, as shown by one’s skills in language, philosophy, music, or painting (p. 261) Expressive role – A role that requires taking care of personal relationships Feminism – The belief that women and men should be equal in various aspects of their lives Fluid intelligence – The ability to grasp abstract relationships, as in math, physics or other sciences Gender role – The pattern of attitudes and behaviors that a society expects of its members because of their being male or female Instrumental role – A role that requires performance of a task Roleless role – Being assigned no role in society’s division of labor, which is a predicament of older people in industrial society Senescence – The natural physical process of aging Senility – An abnormal condition characterized by serious memory loss, confusion and loss of ability to reason Chapter 10 – Families Bilateral descent – The norm that recognizes both parents’ families as the child’s close relatives Egalitarian family – The family in which authority is equally distributed between husband and wife Endogamy – Literally “marrying within,” the act of marrying someone from one’s own group Exogamy – Literally “marrying outward,” the act of marrying someone from outside one’s group – such as the clan, tribe or village Family of orientation – The family in which one grows up, consisting of oneself and one’s parents and siblings Family of procreation – The family that one establishes through marriage, consisting of oneself and one’s spouse and children Homogamy – Marrying someone with social characteristics similar to one’s own Matriarchal family – The family in which the dominant figure is the oldest female Matrilineal descent – The norm that recognizes only the mother’s family as the child’s close relatives Matrilocal residence – The home where the married couple lives with the wife’s family Neolocal residence – The home where the married couple live by themselves, away from both the husband’s and wife’s families Patriarchal family – The family in which the dominant figure is the oldest male Patrilineal descent – The norm that recognizes only the father’s family as a child’s close relatives Patrilocal residence – The home where the married couple live with the husband’s family Polyandry – The marriage of one woman to two or more men Polygyny – The marriage of one man to two or more women
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course SOC 110 taught by Professor Moskos during the Fall '08 term at Northwestern.

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