Lecture 1- Social Inequality Intro

Lecture 1- Social Inequality Intro - vi) Underclass...

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ISS Notes – 01/19/09 Social Differentiation and Social Inequality (Part 2) Continued C. Stratification Systems 1) The Caste System 2) The Estate System a) Nobility b) Clergy c) Peasants 3) The Class System D. The Dimensions of Social Stratification in the U.S. i) Economic (1) Occupation- more important to be a white collar worker (2) Income- decides your status, this income that requires education that generates income is more important compared to professional athlete. (3) Wealth ii) Status (sometimes is independent of your income) (1) Personal Prestige- example- the Pope (2) Association- The Bohemian Club (3) Socialization iii) Political E. Gilbert and Kahl Model i) Capitalists Class (1%)- inheritance ii) Upper Middle Class (14%)- executives, big business men iii) Middle Class (30%)- college degree iv) Working Class (30%)
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v) Working Poor (13-15%)- walmart, minimum wage
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Unformatted text preview: vi) Underclass (10-12%)- dont work F. Davis and Moore on Social Inequality (1945) i) No society is classless- meaning not everyone is society will be equal. ii) Stratification is functional necessity- everybody cannot do everything iii) Certain positions are more important and require special talent, skills, and training.- example- doctor iv) Social systems develop means to assign occupational positions v) Social systems develop mechanisms to fil various occupational positions vi) Motivation to succeed. Inequality makes you want to overcome it G. Criticism i) Functional significance is a cultural phenomenon ii) Unequal access to resources iii) Stratification leads to status quo iv) Development of favorable self images v) Produces conflict rather than integration in society vi) Melvin M. Tumin...
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Lecture 1- Social Inequality Intro - vi) Underclass...

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