1. Read ch.9 and answer question in 200-210 words
Using the sociological perspective of your choice, how might you explain the widening income inequality gap in the United States and around the world?
2. Read ch.10 and answer question in 200-210 words
In your opinion, is the American dream of social mobility a myth? Why or why not? Defend your answer.
3.Read ch.10 and answer questions in 200-210 words
How do notions of the American dream stratify society? Does it influence you at all?
4.Read ch.12 and respond back to this post below between 200-210 words
I found his chapter very interesting and eye opening. I know women and men are treated differently, I just never realized how we re still socializing our children to go with the “norm” instead of breaking away from it. I expect my daughter to help out around the house, my son as well but not as much. There is also a age gap of almost 10 years between them so I have rationalized that I am keeping it age appropriate, but I am questioning this now. The other thing that is making me rationalize it is that I want my daughter to know how to keep her own house, cook her own food and work hard for what she wants, I do not want her to depend on anyone but herself. (I want this for my son as well but he is never going to leave his mommy!!!) I guess I expect more from my daughter than I do my son, don’t get me wrong I want great things for my son as well but I want my daughter to be strong, independent, and successful because she will be competing against men to be this type of woman. When I think about all the things I want for my daughter versus my son I see that I am contributing to the socialization of the gender/sex. I also do find this wrong….