Lesson 10 - SOCIOLOGY 101 On Line

 

AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE THERE ARE 3 ACTION ASSIGNMENTS (ESSAYS) TO BE COMPLETED AND EMAILED TO ME BY THE END OF THE WEEK.

 

CHAPTER 10 Social Structure and Society

 

Study Assignment: Read chapter 10 Sociology 101 by Jon Shepard

 

Chapter 10

After careful study of this chapter, you will be able to:

 

  • Distinguish the concepts of sex, gender, and gender identity.
  • Demonstrate the relative contributions of biology and culture to gender information
  • Outline the perspective of gender expressed by functionalists, conflict theorists, and symbolic interactionists.
  • State the major consequences of sex stereotypes and gender roles.
  • Describe the position of women in the United States with respect to work, law, politics, and sports.
  • Discuss factors promoting change in gender roles as well as factors promoting resistance to change in traditional gender role.
  • Describe the future of gender roles
  • Distinguish between age stratification and ageism
  • Compare the theoretical perspective of ageism
  • Outline the inequality experienced by older Americans.

 

Chapter 10

 

1.      Describe the major influences on the development of your gender identity. Use the categories of influences mentioned in the chapter in laying out the specifics of your experiences.

2.      Some sociologists draw a parallel between racism and sexism. Discuss the consequences of sex stereotypes to substantiate or refute this assertion.

3.      Use information throughout this chapter to predict the future of gender roles. Choose one of the five alternatives for the future of gender roles as the framework for your analysis.