DSOC LECTURE oct 21 - Race and Class hierarchy and their...

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Race and Class hierarchy and their associated ideologies I. Definitions II. Environmental determination of IQ Why study race (or gender)? - To understand the social world - To make informed choices Katz- Fishman/ Scott Essay Example of historical materialism: relative status of Jews and African Americans determined by economic system. Economic Revolution J. Robert Oppenheimer (1964): “The cybernation revolution has been brought about by the combination of the computer and automated self-regulating machine. This results in a system of almost unlimited productive capacity which requires progressively less human labor…” Electronic Revolution Norbert Weiner (1950): “the automatic machine is the precise economic equivalent of slave labor. Any labor that competes with this machine must accept the economic consequences of slave labor.” Definitions 1. Social Stratification- how society distributes its most highly valued rewards 2. Social class- groups that share common positions in the stratification order based
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