• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Outline and evaluate the view that changes in the workplace have threatened the social roles and identities of men in society.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Outline and evaluate the view that changes in the workplace have threatened the social roles and identities of men in society. The workplace is a wide term used for where an individual works to earn money. The traditional view of a man is not only biological yet also mentally and that view is hegemonic masculinity or the 'Breadwinner' the norm for men of this traditions persona is to care for their families and put food on the table. Social roles within society were for woman to predominantly be 'Housewives' and for men to earn money to pay for the family to carry on. Due to the modern changes within society those women now have an equal chance in life and for jobs shown in the film the full Monty which was created about Sheffield in the 1960's. ...read more.

Middle

for this generations adult men as there wife's are looking after themselves rather than relying on the men to protect and look after them. The new changes have not only threatened men's carers yet also their personal view on why they exist. Men used to have the master status as they 'ruled' over woman due to this change status does not generally get referred to gender yet to other aspects of society such as class. As men are now unclear on their role and status within society they may feel inadequate and give up on things such as family and work. It is inevitable that changes in the workplace have threatened the social roles and identity of men wouldn't any big change but the extent on how much change is fairly dramatic for example in the ...read more.

Conclusion

Where Marxists view this change as positive as well, A Marxist feminist stated 'To alter the position of woman at the root is possible only if all the conditions of social, family, and domestic existence are altered.' Functionalists view the change as a negative thing at first as change was seen as only important if society was not working where as society was working as there had just been the industrial revolution but now-a-days functionalists view the change as positive as it has led to society being more effective than ever with an extremely large economy. Personally I view the change is good as I feel all people deserve an equal chance I just feel that it all happened to quickly for society to handle so that if there is another dramatic social change then we may crumble beneath it. ?? ?? ?? ?? Dan Chamberlain ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Work & Leisure section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Work & Leisure essays

  1. Religion can both be a conservative force and an initiator of social change. To ...

    Calvinist Protestantism originated in the beliefs of John Calvin in the 17th Century. Calvin believed that there was a distinct group - the elect (those chosen to go to heaven) and their fate has been pre-determined by God. Those were not amongst the elect could never go to heaven, regardless of how well they behaved on earth.

  2. Obesity in todays Society

    As a general idea, the American Dietetic Association provides these thresholds for obese weight. Obesity occurs when a person has a greater calorie intake than he or she burns during that day (Hwang 1999). David F. Williamson of The New England Journal of Medicine (1999)

  1. a) With reference to the Items and elsewhere, assess the view that the introduction ...

    Those with the least skills in industry are paid less than those with many skills. The school shows who has the most skills and who doesn't. There are criticisms of both approaches toward school and the economy. The criticism of the Marxist approach is that it is a determined theory, with little freedom for individuals.

  2. To what extent had the role and status of women in society improve by ...

    Queen Victoria also supported this theory when she once said : "Let women be what God intended, a helpmate for man, but with totally different duties and vocations." This encourages the fact that women should have different roles than men.

  1. Comment on the strength and weakness of the social security system in Hong Kong

    It is non-contributory in which the funding is provided by taxation. It is a means tested scheme which will only assist those living in poverty. The monthly income, the properties owned, together with the deposit in banks will be the criteria for receiving the assistance.

  2. To what extent do feminist theories remain relevant for interpreting gendered patterns of work.

    With the increasing participation of women in the workforce due to their being more accepted there (part and full-time), this has resulted in the changing role of the male in domestic life. The conventional model of male 'breadwinner' and domesticated female has been modified throughout the lives of many.

  1. The scientific revolution

    In the 18th century, female physical inferiority, reiforced that equality between men and women did not exist. It help to justified the outcast of women from education, society and all aspects of responsibility. Instead, women were lavishly stuffed with material comfort and paraded through superficial social circles, until others, younger, prettier, and even more simple-minded replaced them.

  2. The Morality of Drug-Testing In the Workplace

    * * * Employers give opportunity to employees. This is called the "Employment at Will" principle. Employers hire based on who will make their business run on all cylinders, at the best possible production rate. The more productive the business, the more financially secure the business may become.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work