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Unformatted text preview: final d-soc lecture! 16/02/2009 13:09:00 ← Present and review two questions on final exam • Race • Social class ← Extra-credit in this room at 7pm….”King Corn” write a review ← Race: • Race is a set of hierarchical categories assigned to individuals on the basis of physical characteristics. Confusing because it appears to reside within individual, when it actually resides in society • BUT products of social history o Native Americans o Slaves o Mexicans • Societies have an ideological system that reinforces stratification order • Individuals depend upon society for survival and this is expressed as ideological truth - (economic science defines individuals to be independent) • Individuals are hard wired to submit to ideological order (“ruling class / ruling ideas”) ← Question: Race is an important feature of social stratification in the US, and is...
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- Fall '07
- Mexican American, stratification order, stratification current position