Debate Section - Social Classes - Section A: Reviewing...

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Section A: Reviewing Fundamental Ideas and Debates 1. What are some key differences between a neo-Marxist approach to class (as exemplified by Erik Olin Wright) and a neo-Weberian approach to class (as exemplified by John Goldthorpe)? How do these differences impact the way that changes in social inequality are described and explained? - Neo-Marxist: bourgeoisie and proletariat o Conflict between classes, exploitation - Neo-Weberian: professionals and laborers o Mobility between classes, less polarization o Luck plays a role, life chances o People possess skills and talents that alter their possession of capital - Impact changes in social inequality o Big classes no longer relevant, hard to identify with 2. What arguments do Jan Pakulski and Malcolm Waters use to support their argument that “status- conventional theory” should replace traditional class theory in describing and explaining changes in social inequality? Are you persuaded by their arguments? -
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