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Book Review Gilbert: Chapters 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 71.Social Class in America A.Karl Marx- Wrote the communist manifesto, He gives the rules and regulations to make a communist state. Mode of production- Overtime the way we produce things change. When mode of production changes everything changes from physical structure to your culture, and values. B.Max Weber- Class- economic estimation of your ranking of your status. Status- social estimation of your ranking of your status (Paris Hilton) C.Ten Variables- Occupation, Wealth, Income, Poverty, Prestige, Association, Socialization, Social Mobility, Power, and Class Consciousness-people who are poorand people who are rich know what class they belong to. It isn’t a hidden thing and everyone knows what class they are in. Not hidden it is visible. False Consciousness-the ruling class promotes an agenda telling you something (Ruling class tells poor it istheir fault).D.American Class- The American class system2.Position and Prestige OutlineA.

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