intro to sociology
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"unequal access to power prestige and property on the basis of sex."
refers to biological characteristitics
refers to social characteristics-"male and female."
each culture has is own definion of gender
we inherit our sex and learn our gender
femals became a minority group
Origins or patriarchy
early on, life was short
females limited by childbearing
men became dominant as hunters and warriors
weapons, trade, and knowledge gained from contact with other gave men power
ideology developed that women were less dominanat than men
Three feminish movements
Feminism-the belief that biology is not destiny and that stratifications according to gender is wrong
1st feminist movement-1920s trying to win the right to vote for women
- 2nd feminist movement-1960s trying to earn equal pay from women
- -this came about partially because of the quiet revolution-the large number of woment entering the workforce in the 50s and 60s.
gender inequality in the u.s
education-gender tracking is evident
- the work place
- the pay gaps
- the glass ceiling
- the glass escalator
glimpsing the future with hope
structural barriers coming down
change in relationships
aging in the global perspective,
social construction of aging
tiwi vs abkhasians
every society treats the elderly in differnt ways
aging in global perspective,
Graying of american
the growing elderly population in the u.s.
aging in the global perspective
increased with industrialization
aging in global perspective
elderly vs teenagers
7 million more elderly than teenagers today in the u.s
discrimination based on ones age
the meaning of growing old has changed through the years
the elderly used to be seen as a n asset today they are seen as a liability
there needs to be a smooth transition between those leaving their jobs and those entering the workplace
the more informal and formal activites the elderly engage in the more they find life fulfilling
the more the roles one continues to possess in retirement the more fulfilling life will be
looks at the rising cost of the elderly and how money is being taken away from otehr age cohorts
- looks at how the depndency ratio is affective social sercurity
- * the ratio of workers paying into social sercurity vs. those who are collecting social sercurity.
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