(1-16)Social stratification and strutural functional perspective

(1-16)Social stratification and strutural functional perspective

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Notes: Social Differentiation and Social Inequality 1/16/08 A) Social Differentiation ( diversity of people how they differ) The classification of individuals into various socially recognizable different groups. Such classification may include social class, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, and age. B) Social Inequality and Social Stratification: inequality is the way we are unequal-between billionaire to millionaire. Social stratification is actually rankings and classes. A system of ranking individuals in terms of their access to, and possession of, the things valued by their society. Ex: if u creates a law that no woman can have farm land you are creating an inequality because of gender. C ) Stratification Systems 1) The Caste System : social structure of a civilization a. Hindu Cast System : i. Brahams (from mouth) ii. Khashtriyas (from arms) iii. Vaisyas ( from thighs) iv. Shudras ( from feet) v. Harijans (outcasts): forced to live in isolated neighbor hoods and churches. Nothing anyone could to do change it. 2)
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course ISS 215 taught by Professor Lang during the Spring '06 term at Michigan State University.

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