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Chapter 18

SOC101Y1 Chapter 18: Body and Health
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SOC101Y1
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Correlation between social status and high
Higher family income = higher quality diet
Taller will each more, reach goals faster
Discrimination, taller treated better
Height
Reciprocal relationship between weight and social class
Weight
The Body and Social Status
Socially give cues about status / personality
Economically: body enhancement - expensive clothing /
jewellery
Tech: teeth, techniques to transfigure body
The Body and Society
Sociology of the Body
Society and the Human Body
People thought left-handed were evil
Definitions of disability differ across societies / history
Not necessarily based on biological differences
The Social Construction of Disability
Caring disabilities --> medical / technological intervention
Improve through care, training, education
Integrate into "normal" society
Others tried to eliminate / sterilize
Rehabilitation and Elimination
Routinely stigmatized, empty stereotypes
Largely unintended neglect of conditions
Ableism
Replaced distinctness with normality - nothing wrong
Normality of Disability
Disability
Socialization --> learning new roles
Significance varies between societies
Distinct stages of life marked by rites of passage / rituals
Not only distinguished by norms, but also law
Some life course events are universal, but different
significances are attached
Aging and Life Course
Category of people born in the same range of years
Age roles are patterns of behaviour expected of people in
different age cohorts --> assume different throughout life
Age Cohort
Sociology of Aging
Aging
“Sociology of the Body: Disability, Aging and Death,” in Commit Sociology, vol
2 p138-162
Reading 2.7: The Body & Health
March 8, 2017
12:00 PM
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Reading 2.7: The Body Health March8, 2017 12:00 PM Sociology of the Body: Disability, Aging and Death, in Commit Sociology, vol 2 p138162 Society and the Human Body The Body and Social Status Height Correlation between social status and high Higher family income = higher quality diet Taller will each more, reach goals faster Discrimination, taller treated better Weight Reciprocal relationship between weight and social class Heavier earn less, less likely to get married Sociology of the Body The Body and Society Socially give cues about status personality Economically: body enhancement expensive clothing jewellery Tech: teeth, techniques to transfigure body Disability The Social Construction of Disability People thought lefthanded were evil Definitions of disability differ across societies history Not necessarily based on biological differences Rehabilitation and Elimination Caring disabilities > medical technological intervention Improve through care, training, education Integrate into normal society Others tried to eliminate sterilize Ableism Routinely stigmatized, empty stereotypes Largely unintended neglect of conditions Normality of Disability Replaced distinctness with normality nothing wrong Aging Sociology of Aging Socialization > learning new roles Significance varies between societies Aging and Life Course Distinct stages of life marked by rites of passage rituals Not only distinguished by norms, but also law Some life course events are universal, but different significances are attached Age Cohort Category of people born in the same range of years Age roles are patterns of behaviour expected of people in different age cohorts > assume different throughout life
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