lecture notes 1 - Chapter 7 Stratification systems 1....

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Chapter 7 Stratification systems 1. Stratification systems Slavery Caste Estate Class 2. Social Mobility Vertical Horizontal 3. Determinants of social mobility 1. Structural mobility 2. Individual mobility o Birth o Education o Ethnicity o Situational o Luck 1. social organizations a. Stable patterns of social relationships among individuals & groups in a society. Ex. family b. Main features i. Established structuring ii. Coordinated functional activities iii. The end – the results iv. The agents if ordering 1. human agents 2. socio-cultural agents c. operation of social organizations i. creation of human relations ii. provisions of needs and wants iii. creation and maintenance of social order iv. predictability [Ex. “Hard work leads to success”, go to college get job get married have kids etc.] 2. Social institutions a. Social institutions are: i. All the beliefs and all the modes of conduct instituted by the collectivity (Durkheim, 1938) ii. Sets of rules and regulations that govern human needs b. Functions of social institutions i. Economic activities ii. Socialization iii. Education
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iv. Social control v. Religion vi. Preservation and transmission of culture c. Interdependence 3. Economic institutions a. Social organization of production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services in a society i. Production of goods ii. Distribution iii. Consumption b. Economic systems of the world i. Capitalism ii. Welfarism 1. Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark 2. State is responsible for maintain minimum standard of living for each person: education, food, healthcare, housing iii. Socialism 1. Means of production are owned by the state 2. Production for use, not profit 3. No social stratification 4. state is responsible for basic needs of people: food, housing, job c. Globalization of economy i. Globalization refers to economic and political interdependence of
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