Sociology Notes 3808 - Daniel Choi Section 2 March 8, 2008...

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Unformatted text preview: Daniel Choi Section 2 March 8, 2008 Kayte Meola Who Rules America Summary Institutions such as boarding schools and country clubs help insulate the rich upper class from the rest of the society. From birth, children in the upper class are inculcated with the sense of being superior through total institutions such as prestigious private schools that determine what rituals and routines they undergo. These schools even have their own upper class jargon such as headmaster and forms. Adults attend social clubs that are highly rigorous in their selection of its members. People pay membership for clubs even if they dont want to go because they feel compelled to as a result of their high status. Newly upper class members assimilate into the upper class lifestyle quite easily. Some Principles of Stratification Summary The functional necessity of stratification is to motivate individuals. According to the article, stratification must motivate at two different levels: to motivate people to strive for...
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This note was uploaded on 03/13/2008 for the course DSOC 1101 taught by Professor Hirshel during the Spring '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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Sociology Notes 3808 - Daniel Choi Section 2 March 8, 2008...

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