Lecture Notes 061506 - mile d) stratification the unequal...

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Katie Kerr SOC 302 June 15, 2006 Network – a pattern or relationship of linkages among some set of actors Concepts - group - network - structure - solidarity - society – a relatively self-contained and self-sufficient group of people who  are united by social relationships o always has a social boundary (people know to which society they  belong) o typically have a physical boundary as well (occupy a specific  territory) o Have social structures (or simply social structure Social Structures a) sex ratio – how many males per 100 females b) age ratio c) population density – on average, how many people there are per square 
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Unformatted text preview: mile d) stratification the unequal distribution of things that people perceive as valuable o property, power, prestige People can be either upwardly or downwardly mobile. Status(es) refers to the positions that we occupy Ie. Doctor, patient, son, mother, etc. a) achieved statuses you have to do something in order to get ex. President, college graduate, criminal, etc. b) ascribed statuses you dont have to do anything to get ex. Gender, race, hereditary titles...
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