SOC100 Unit 3 Assignment 1 - Bobbi-Ellen Ward SOC100- ECPI...

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Bobbi-Ellen WardSOC100- ECPI UniversityUnit 3 Assignment 1May 22, 2016There are three main components of Social Stratification and those are class, status, and power. Weber argued that power can take a variety of forms. ‘A person’s power can be shown in the social order through their status, in the economic order through their class, and in the political order through their party. Thus, class, status and party are each aspects of the distribution of power within a community.’ (Sociology, 15thEdition) Castes are fixed social groups based on how much authority you possess, but in class you are ranked based on income. There are three theories on Stratification which are by Davis and Moore, Karl Marx, and Max Weber. Karl Marx’s theory in a nutshell is based on society having only two classes, bourgeoisie, and proletariat. The proletariats worked and the bourgeoisie are the owners. The owners exploit the workers, paying them unfairly, etc. In Max Weber’s theory included power and prestige, as he

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Term
Spring
Professor
J. Kollangi
Tags
Sociology, Power, vertical social mobility, SOC100 ECPI University

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