Soci 101 Notes 11.16

Soci 101 Notes 11.16 - mobility iii. Different because...

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How do you tell someone's class? Money: Car, clothing, manner, demeanor, jewelry Context Neighborhood Employer Talk (grammer, diction, syntax) Social activities Stratification: structured rankings of entire groups of people that perpetuate economic rewards and power - implies inequality Different Strata 1. Slavery: someone is the property of someone else, and treated accordingly i. Can be either achieved or ascribed 1. Caste: refers to hereditary systems of rank i. India: hereditary rankings are dictated by religion - Hinduism - these groups tend to be fixed and immobile 1. Estate: Feudalism i. Peasants work the land worked by nobles in exchange for protection ii. They are completely dependent on the nobles 1. Class - US system of stratification i. Social ranking based mostly on economic position ii. Based on achieved characteristics - can influence social
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Unformatted text preview: mobility iii. Different because barriers between classes are imprecisely defined 181,000 filed tax returns of over $1,000,000 8.4 million filled tax returns of under $9,000 What are the classes in the US? Upper class (1-2%) Upper-Middle class (10-15%) - professionals (lawyers, doctors, architects) Lower-Middle class (30-35%) - Less-affluent professionals (teachers, nurses) Working Class (40-45%) - hold regular blue-collar jobs (electricians) Lower class (20-25%) - Class vs Status Weber - 3 tiers of class how much money you have Also added in "status group", the people you associate with, similar lifestyle, the people who you identify with How much power you have Combined into Socioeconomic status: brings in income, occupational prestige...
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This note was uploaded on 01/22/2010 for the course SOCI 101 taught by Professor Shanahan during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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