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Chapter 1 Social Class in USMost covered in lectureKarl Marxo1) rules/regulation of creation of a communist stateoBThose who own means of productionRuralLandlordsUrbanFactory ownersoPThe poorRuralFarmersUrbanWorkersoModes of productionsThe way you make things (how)Keeps on changingUSGrowing crops for a long timeDifferent then than nowShoesThe way we make things change overtimeoMode of production and superstructureSuper structureEverything that is material around your life that is thereMaterial + nonmaterialM of P changes = SS changesThe things you use changeReligion changesDoes not change? Stays the sameAmishChange in M of P leads to change in SS. Change in SS leads to change in M of PoFeudalismoCapitalism
Max WeberoClassIndividual econ ranking in societyBased on how much money/property you haveoStatusSocial ranking in societyoSometimes dependent/ independent of your econ classPopeNo money = respectedRich people/familyHigh status w/ $$$Ten VariablesoOccupationoWealthoIncomeoPovertyoPrestigeoAssociationoSocializationoSocial mobilityStatus does not changeMcD’s worker - > BK’s workeroPoweroClass consciousnessAmerican ClassoCap class = 1%Owns means of productionControl societyoUP Mid = 14%Educated professionalVP’s / CEOSDoctorsEngineersoMid Class = 30%Regular jobsoWorking class 30%Not necessary college degreeoWorking poor 13%oUnderclass 12%Don’t work
Chapter 2W.L. WarneroYankee CityoSmall city in new EnglandoEveryone knew everyoneoNeighbors ranked each otheroWhere do you place yourself?oBased on your perceptionUp-Up 1.4%Low Up 1.6%Able to break cycleUp Mid 10.2%Low Mid 28.1%Up Low 32.6%Low-Low 25.2%oModern days1990’sRich/eliteFord/RockefellerComputer evolutionYahoo/google/appleNew billionaires

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