o Ch 5 – Sex and Gender / Ch 6 - Sexuality Discuss perspectives on gender and the idea that these differences we see between men and women (these are biological differences and them in their natural roles Feminist view points and how gender organization of families kind of leave women to get the shaft Masculine perspectives – gender norms within families can be harmful for men too Gender socialization – boy v girl, how our parents, siblings, peers and teachers at school help with this Segregation in the work place – women and men are segregated into certain types of jobs (nurse more feminine and more masculine jobs being an engineer) and Women’s dollar versus than the man Sexuality and the stigma of homosexuality keeping people from coming out, stigma for anything that deviates from dichotomy (either straight or gay, extra stigma for those who identify with others than these two) o Ch 8 – Trends in marriage Decline in marriage – change in culture, value, symbolic achievement that is increasingly unattainable If you’re rich you don’t need to marry and if you’re poor you don’t have the money (economic can affect the decline in marriage) Racial ethnic differences As marriage has declined cohabitation has increased Marriage in the highly educated Cohabitation increased for all education groups, tend to be short lived (3 years majority end) Reasons people cohabit – varied the more people cohabit because it becomes less select (three broad reasons: people who cohabit before marriage or trial marriage, alternative to marriage or instead of marriage, and cohabit after marriage)
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- Fall '08
- Sociology, Family & History