Rigging the Game Ch.6-7Outline - Social Inequality Ch 6-7...

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Social Inequality Ch. 6-7 Summary Regulating the Action Side Bets & Identity Stakes “Side bets” in sociological terms refers to secondary benefits that depend on some course of action. A great amount of side bets depend on one’s job These secondary benefits are often why people put up with jobs they don’t like. People will put up with a rigged game as long as it pays off well enough to keep important side bets from being lost. Identity stakes keep us involved in the rigged game by allowing us to convince others that we are who and what we claim to be. Identity claims matter because most of what comes to us in life depends on our relationships with others. It is relatively easy to to be deprived of the identity of a “student” or “employee.” Identities also shape the feelings we have about ourselves. Why do those who are exploited not rebel?

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