Social Constructions Preview Questions

As you read this chapter, consider the following questions:

  1. What is a social construction?  Can you think of another example that is not in the text?
  2. How does the social construction of difference contrast with a social construction?
  3. If you could add a third image in Figure 1.3, what television family is the most representative today?
  4. How is equity different from equality and fairness?
  5.  What are the big demographic family trends in the United States?
  6.  What is a social identity?  Can you describe your own social identity via your roles, characteristics and groups?
  7.  How does intersectionality relate to equity?
  8. How does the government affect the structure of kinship and family?


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