Class Inequality

Class Inequality - Social Inequality Reading 18: Four Modes...

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1 Social Inequality Reading 18: “Four Modes of Inequality” Inequality Defined (p88) : A social process whereby a group of humans reap benefits for itself at the expense of a less powerful group Involves an institutionalized struggle over power, privilege, status and wealth
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2 Four Modes of Inequality Four modes: Gender, Race, Class and Nation For each mode: Practices Enabling myths Antidotes) or potential solutions Values are important
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3 Class Inequality Grouping (Mode) Boundaries between group based upon income levels and how it is appropriated Reading 19: “The New American Class Structure” An occupation is a social position Occupations are highly stratified
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4 Class Inequality Reading 19: The New American Class Structure Double-diamond Diagram of Class Structure A two class structure with groups divided by their access to stable and secure resources Privileged class (20% of population) Stable income flow, employment stability, savings,
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