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10/23 Chapter 7: Social stratification Stratification, inequality, and its universality Lenski's historical view: H/G, Horticul, Agrarian, Industrialized, and Post- industrial Technology, division of labor, surplus, stratification “Origins of Family, Private Property, and States.” Class, status, and parties to define power by Weber What's the social class? Classification scheme and life chances Socio-economic status (income, education, occupation) Occupational prestige scores: Subjective nature Consistency across time and society, blue/white collar jobs. What about gender? Theories of stratification *Functionalism: Reward for tough jobs. Demand (importance) and supply (replaceability). 10/28 Theories of stratification *Functionalism: Reward for tough jobs. Demand (importance) and supply (replaceability). Dysfunctions: Limit productivity, animosity, no social change *Conflict theory: legitimation, class/false consciousness, and ideology *Neo-Marxism: Property, authority, and skill *Inequality in US: Median family income, pattern by state Quintile earnings: Rich getting richer, poor poorer. ...
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*Distribution of wealth: Comparison to other countries? Gini Coefficient *Poverty in US: Poverty line (3x basic foods) Poverty rate in the US and LA, rates among children/elderly
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