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Kimberly Rauch Heather Thakar-Hucks 11/26/07 Kottak Chapter 4: Ethnicity and Race 1. What does the term “status” refer to in social science? Status encompasses the various positions that people occupy in society. A parent, professor, etc are status positions. 2. What does it mean that “Some statuses aren’t mutually exclusive, but contextual?” Having two different statuses is contextual, i.e. being a woman and a doctor. One can be used to some situations while the other is used for other instances. 3. What are some aspects of human existence that contribute to ascribed status in the US? Ascribed status is something that you can’t help, something you are born with. Something that is ascribed is race, gender, etc. 3a. Are all these aspects the same, or are some of them more easily overcome or lost as a source of privilege? Which are the most resilient? Which are more mutable? Some of these aspects can be overcome, such as being born into wealth, which can be lost. The more resilient ones are those of race and gender which are not easily changed, if they can be at all. The mutable ascribed statuses would be the privileges, such as wealth. 4. What are some aspects of human existence that contribute to achieved status in the US?
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Achieved status is something that comes from hardwork, talent, etc. Such as becoming a doctor or a sports star. 5. Why is
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2008 for the course ANTH 1 taught by Professor Hines during the Fall '07 term at UCSB.

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