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Age and inequalities Lecture

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC102H1
Professor
Lorne Tepperman
Semester
Fall

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Oct 9 lecture (1) Age and Age Inequalities (lecture 5) How it differs: -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 and old life Age sets—defines social status, permitted roles, & activities of people belonging to them Age stratification—system of inequalities linked to age -theory: how societies experience aging Confucius way of ruling society (through filial piety) 1) Ruler to ruler 4) younger brother to elder brother 2) wife to husband 5) friend to friend 3) friend to friend Traditional societies—children bear the cost of their parents directly within their families Modern societies—older people assume the costs of their children directly, within families 3 views of generation 1) Location in time—age groups share the same relation to a major traumatic event 2) Resistance to authority—age groups share an orientation to authority figures 3) Instrument of ch
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