The Body and Everyday Life
In this chapter we investigate the role of the body in everyday life and the role that age, gender, and race play in our relationships with others. We consider the importance of generations in our lives since an individual’s age is a predictor of our attitudes and behavior. In recent years, gender has been in focus because of concern regarding stereotyping and the fact that now gender has become a matter of choice. Finally, we discuss the role race plays in our lives and new attitudes people have about race, which like gender is now socially constructed.