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Dsoc101LectureNotes2 - • Occupation • Income • Wealth...

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Class system : social ranking based primarily on economic position in which achieved characteristics can influence social mobility █ Rossides (1997) uses five-class model to describe U.S. class system: – Upper class – Upper-middle class – Lower-middle class – Working class – Lower class 3/5/2008 2 / If you were asked to use one of four names for your social class, which would you say you belong in: A. the lower class B. the working class C. the middle class D. the upper class?” – Class largely viewed as a statistical category based on █ Objective Method • Education • Occupation • Income • Place of residence Dimensions of Class
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Unformatted text preview: • Occupation • Income • Wealth • Socialization • Power • Class • Prestige • Association Consciousness • Mobility • families are the units of class Gilbert’s Model: One of many possible pictures of the U.S. class structure a Are all American created equal – or are some more equal than others? Is there a difference between class, status, and lifestyle? How do our inherited social class affect our self-perceptions and our expectations? How do race and gender complicate an already complex arrangement of social distinctions in our society?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course DSOC 1101 taught by Professor Hirshel during the Spring '07 term at Cornell.

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