Describe three theories that sociologists use to explain racial
inequality. What explanation do you find the most convincing
What does the phrase
graying of society
mean? What is it
Discuss theories of the life course. Give an example of this
How diverse is the older population in the United States?
What are the effects of race, gender, and class on the
standards of living among older people?
How has globalization affected the treatment of older
adults around the world?
2. What does it mean when sociologists say that we "do
gender"? Describe some of the ways that you do gender in
your daily life.
To "do a gender", basically means that we abide by the
gender roles in society. Meaning that females do the
housework, make dinner, clean, and take care of the
children. They also wear make up and feminine clothing.
While the men do the outdoors work, work in the office,
drink beer, grow a beard. They wear manly clothing and can
be dirty. In my life, as a single mom I take care of the
children, Cook, clean, go to work and on top of that go to
school. I wear make up, and wear more feminine clothing.