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Unformatted text preview: Please turn off your phone Please turn off your phone Today: Edin and Lein Making ends meet Kozol Savage Inequalities Wednesday: Chapter 9, Erehnreich & Fuentes 1. Why do multinational companies (based in industrialized countries) employ "Third-World" women in their factories? 2. What are the benefits of these jobs for the women? What are the disadvantage for the women? 3. What are the benefits for the host countries? What are the long-term disadvantages for the countries? Caste system -- place in society based on ascribed characteristics. Class system -- derive place in society based on achievement. Which is a better system? Stratification Stratification--division of a society into layers of people with unequal material resources, life chances, and social influence. Stratification Stratification--division of a society into layers of people with unequal material resources, life chances, and social influence. Ways of defining the layers: 1. Old By who owns the means of production. 2. New -- Income & Expenditures How many layers? Simplest = 2 -- Own the means of production or do not....
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This note was uploaded on 09/02/2008 for the course SOC 302 taught by Professor Langenkamp during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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