Chapter 8

Chapter 8 - Chapter 8 Social Stratification Social Stratification hierarchy of social classes 1 As societies become more technologically advance

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Chapter 8: Social Stratification Social Stratification - hierarchy of social classes 1. As societies become more technologically advance – get surplus – more social stratification 2. Whatever society sees as valuable is disproportionately shared 3. US – based on economic inequality 4. Ethnicity, religious status, etc. 5. Domino effect 6. Unequal access to different social institutions 7. Based on whatever resources are available 8. Four principles a. Reflection of society itself – SS is characteristic of society i. Serve members of society but we don’t create it ii. Social functionalist perspective b. Will persist over time/generations i. Some societies have more social mobility than other societies ii. Some can move up or down – others its impossible to move c. Universal phenomena i. Seen in every society ii. May be in different forms though – will vary 1. intensity, what basis is d. Not just inequality, It’s a belief system i. Belief in place that says right and proper to be socially stratified
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Chapter 8 - Chapter 8 Social Stratification Social Stratification hierarchy of social classes 1 As societies become more technologically advance

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