Final Essay - Bring 1 Page to exam Can bullet things Only study 3 questions You have been appointed to a national citizens panel to advise on

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Bring 1 Page to exam Can bullet things Only study 3 questions You have been appointed to a national citizens panel to advise on social inequality; your views  arefrom perucci and wysong; propose a national policy to reduce social inequality, describe  reasons, and how to stop and reverse this trend 1) What are perucci and wysong’s underyling reasons for social inequality a. Their arguments are based on a Marxist and barvarian approach b. Increased and growing stratification c. Class position is relatively stable over time i. Privileged class has intergenerational wealth from the result of: 1. 4 kinds of capital (social, investment, skill, consumption) a. Investment is excess capital to be used for investing b. Consumption is income  c. Skill is trainin/edu/credentials that help get jobs and  prestige d. Relationships  i. All these are generative and feed off each other d. Stable resources over time i. Downturns in economy ex. unemployment doesn’t affect them ii. Investment capital is the strongest generative capital e.  Perucci and wysong argue that as a result of the privileged class havin access to  these kinds of capital they control the organizational structure of society
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i. This is a bervarian argument in which there is a power (c wright mills) of  upper class elites who control the corporate, government, and cultural  aspects of society f. Priviliged class turns power into economic power, political power, social power
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This note was uploaded on 12/10/2007 for the course D SOC 101 taught by Professor Hirschl,t. during the Fall '06 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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Final Essay - Bring 1 Page to exam Can bullet things Only study 3 questions You have been appointed to a national citizens panel to advise on

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