Section 6 - Social Class - Social Class

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Social Class Class - A large group of people who share common economic resources and similar lifestyles. They  usually have similar levels of education and occupational status.  In the ideal industrial society, educational attainment is the major determinant of occupational status  and social mobility.   Different sociologists have varying views/definitions of Social Class Karl Marx - defines a class “all those people who share a common relationship to the  means of production.” According to Marx capitalist society is polarized into the  capitalists (bourgeoisie) and the workers (proletariat).   Capitalist society – the relationship between groups is one of domination  and subordination/exploitation.     Max Weber  - One cannot restrict to definition of class to economic factors only.  A  definition of social class should be broadened into the following 3 dimensions:
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2010 for the course SOSCI INBA6610 taught by Professor Prescott during the Fall '08 term at University of the West Indies at St. Augustine.

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Section 6 - Social Class - Social Class

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