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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC102H1
Professor
Lorne Tepperman
Semester
Winter

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Tuesday October 18, 2011 Age and Age inequality Age groups have no permanent distinguishing features- everyone starts young and becomes old Age differentiation requires a lot of cultural socialization into: - Myths about youth - Myths about old age Self-awareness of age differences- age consciousness- will be hard to establish and maintain No boundaries with age- no boundaries Habits of inequality theory * The underlying age norms - Sociologist are concerned with age norms or as they are sometimes called agesets - All societies have age norms - Age sets define the social status, permitted roles and activities of people
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