ERIK MCCREE Coc7

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ERIK MCCREE/craft of citizenship chapt. 7

The Basics
Explain how structured gender inequality can change
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Theorist Janet Chafetz explains that gender inequality change begins at the macro-level structure, she explains that there are four different kinds of processes that can produce change. One, population growth or decline, changes in the sex ratio of the population, technological innovations, and changes in the economic structure. Population change: if the number of jobs that need to be filled remains constant, than the greater the growth in the working age population, the lower will be woman’s workforce participation. Sex ratio changes: the number of males relative to the number of females, tends to change under conditions of war and migration. Economic and technological changes: there are two general features of mens and womans bodies that can influence womans workforce participation, men on average are stronger than woman and woman carry and nurse babies.

Skill Set 1
Evaluate your participation in gender inequality drawing on Chafetz (and her discussion of micro-level interactions) and Smith (and her discussion on reliance on official texts). In other words, how are you in your daily life (face-to-face situations / reliance on formal "knowledge") challenging or upholding gender inequality?
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As Chafetz used in her theory explaining micro-level interactions, in face to face situations, for me its when talking to a female, I can give an example. Yesterday I was talking to one of my friends who is a girl and we were talking about sports and I sort of blew her off because in my head im thinking “man shes a girl, what does she know about sports”. Looking at Smith’s “reliance on formal knowledge, just my previous occurrence with my other female friends, them knowing nothing at all about sports, I thought about those times when I proceeded not to listen to my lady friend.

Skill Set 2
How could Dahrendorf’s theory of interest group formation inform or

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