Presentation on theme: "Social Divisions: Age. Outcomes for the lesson Define age as a social division Refer to examples of how the concept of age changes depending on culture."— Presentation transcript:
Social Divisions: Age
Outcomes for the lesson Define age as a social division Refer to examples of how the concept of age changes depending on culture Analyse evidence either positive or negative to support the concept of age inequality and ageism
Age Who is classed as ‘old’ Who is classed as ‘young’ how do we stereotype old people? What behaviours do we associate with old people?
Media and the portrayal of old age
Old age today: Video time: c c https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYzLsNiAt00 And comments Ageism report and worksheet
But once upon a time…Real world examples “Old age is viewed as respect. The able, younger generation feels duty bound to care for those people as a token of appreciation because what the younger generations have now is a result of elderly peoples’ hard work” (East African cultures)
Cultures celebrating ‘Old Age’ The ‘crone’ in British paganism was celebrated as the wise woman and closest to the great spirit Hwangap: Korea celebration for people who reach 60 and 70 Celebration of the passage into old age
Other Examples In Indian traditions, elderly are celebrated as the head of the family. Within Native American families, it's common for the elders to be expected to pass down their learnings to younger members of the family
Group discussion time What has changed?
A natural division? Bradley (1996) ‘age is the neglected dimension of inequality’. What do you think he means?
Bradley 1996 Elderly people are one of the most impoverished groups In Britain many elderly are seen as lacking the ability to contribute meaningfully to society
Getting you thinking- current states Task 2- Handout- page 368
Age and other divisions Age combines with other social divisions such as ethnicity and gender causing even more inequality and social divisions Oppenheim and Harker (1996)- 73% of males received company pensions, yet only 68% of full time female workers did, and 31% of part time female workers did!
Feed forward to next lesson Independent gathering of examples around: Is ageism still alive today? Examples of divisions in income, housing, education
Todays Lesson: 23/09/14 Outcomes: Must: list evidence to back up an age divde Should: explain this evidence Could evaluate if there is a age division for both young and old people
Recap Spend 10 minutes going over your notes from last lesson on age
Evidence of divisions: Health Age discrimination in health care Activity 1: BBC news article Pull out the supporting evidence of age discrimination in the above article
Housing Page Consider the case studies on Page 2-3 and answer the question listed 2.What was the conclusion of the case studies? 3.Explain the evidence that backs up the idea that there is age discrimination in housing
However Are all Elderly people living in such circumstances? Activity: read the ‘GREY POWER’ article and answer the questions
Examples: Owning own house (ONS 2013)
Discrimination in younger people The Guardian article: What evidence is there that there is a discrimination against younger people?
Activity: ageism experiences by young people Page 5 What does the graph show in terms of ageism and youth? What were the conclusions of these results?