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Chapter 8 – Class and Stratification in the US Social Stratification The hierarchical arrangement of large social groups based their control  over basic resources o Life chances-  the extent to which people within a particular level of  stratification have access to important resources (harder for people  on the lower end) Global Systems of Stratification Degree of flexibility o open system-  based on achieved statuses o social mobility-  people can move from one level to another intergenerational-  movement experienced by family  members from one generation to the next (doing  better/worse than parents) intragenerational-  the social movement of individuals within  their own lifetimes (how far you can move in your lifetime) o closed system-  based on ascribed status (born into) example: slavery, caste systems Class System the system of stratification that we have in the united states based on ownership of resources an open system Marx Two Classes:
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2008 for the course SOC 1305 taught by Professor Mueller during the Spring '08 term at Baylor.

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