ascribed role

ascribed role

[əskrībd′]
an assigned role in society, based on age, sex, or other factors about which the individual has no choice. See also assumed role.
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In the first section, the author reviews the problems of and prospects for rural credit in the context of its ascribed role in rural development; traces the evolution and growth of the rural credit delivery system; analyses the problems associated with credit recycling and overdues; and discusses the recorranendations of various committees.
Brad Pitt, in another stand-out performance, plays the troubled, worn-out James, unable to carry the heavy burden of his false legend, while Casey Affleck, in his first break-out role, is the man who must endure playing the ascribed role of the coward villain.
Through Women's Rights and Writing Workshops with participants from the most marginalised and excluded sectors of society, hundreds of women in rural and urban communities across Namibia have taken on the identity of 'writer', temporarily casting aside their ascribed roles as 'wives', 'housewives', 'grandmothers', 'aunts' and 'mothers' to fore-taste the freedom of other identities and futures, if not for themselves then for their daughters and granddaughters.
Despite a sometimes uneasy arrangement of these essays within their thematic categories, and some typographical deficiencies, this volume is a fine collection that remains true to its editorial intent to provide specific case studies for exploring the "boundaries" of women's ascribed roles in the historical development of North American society (18).
Gender and ascribed roles of motherhood can make closing the pay gap hard for some women.
While we can all come up with instances in which we were disturbed by conservative attitudes or actions that thinly disguised racist, sexist, or class bias, the fact is that ascribed roles and boundaries provide safety and security.