two kinds of socialization gender: gender socialization – the aspect of socialization that contains specific messages and practices concerning the nature of being male or female in a specific group or society racial socialization the aspect of socialization that contains specific messages and practices concerning the nature of one’s race/ethnicity Social Stratification A system by which a society ranks categories of people in a hierarchy A trait of society Persists over generations not just the system but one’s position
Applying TheoryHow would each sociological approach view stratification?
Social Mobility Intragenerational social mobility A change in social position during a person’s lifetime Within your own life Intergenerational social mobility Upward or downward social mobility of children in relation to their parents Comparing you with your parents Research on Mobility 32% of men had the same type of work as their fathers 37% were upwardly mobile 32% were downwardly mobile social mobility typically happens very slowly within a generation its usually very small going from rags to riches is extremely rare
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