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Lecture 12 - Soc 1 Intro to Sociology Fall,06 Mindy Romero...

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Soc 1: Intro to Sociology Fall ‘06 Mindy Romero Class Stratification Week Seven – Continued Social Stratification is… A system in which groups of people are divided into layers based on their relative power and prestige, and property Social stratification is universal - involves inequality and beliefs about inequality Class: Stratification based on economic position (income and type of work) Social mobility: the movement of groups or individuals from one level to another within a stratification system Intergenerational mobility: change in individuals’ social position relative to their parents Social Class Two widely used models: Marxist Model Weberian Model Contemporary Marxist Model By Eric Olin Wright
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Examines class in terms of people’s relation to others in the process of production – looks at degree of control over the decision-making process and degree of autonomy over their own work. Four criteria the make up class: Ownership of the means of production Purchase of others’ labor Control of others’ labor Sale of one’s own labor Contemporary Marxist Model Write’s Four Classes: Capitalist class Managerial class Small-business class Working class Contemporary Weberian Model Expands on Weber’s analysis of class structure. Gilbert and Kahl’s model – Three elements: Education Occupation Family Income Six classes:
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Upper Class Working Class Upper-Middle Class Working Poor Middle Class Underclass Income Inequality in the U.S.
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