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Unformatted text preview: 2. Social class is a controversial concept in the social sciences, with some scientists claiming that social class boundaries are strong because the wealthy exert influence over key institutions (financial institutions, corporations, politics, and the media) to perpetuate their class power and privileges. Other scientists believe that class is not a particularly salient dimension of social life, and that class is simply one dimension among many (e.g., race and gender). Write an essay on the importance (or lack therein) of social class in American socie...
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2009 for the course DSOC 101 taught by Professor Hirshel during the Fall '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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