10-11 - Soc 10-11 Systems of Stratification I . What is...

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Soc 10-11 Systems of Stratification – I. What is Stratification - Structured system that ranks entire groups of people in ways that perpetuate unequal rewards and life chances in a society i. Society is divided into groups ii. Outcomes are quite related, even when the categorizations are not iii. People who are doing well by stratification often do not want to acknowledge stratification 1. They don’t want to acknowledge that their “goods” are a product of stratification iv. People who are not doing well also do not want to acknowledge stratification 1. They feel hopeless about bettering their lives b. Formal Stratification – “official” ; by law 1. “This is it. These are the rules. That’s how it is” ii. Slavery 1. Officially recognized by the constitution iii. Caste System 1. People are based into groups by their genealogy 2. Was official recognized in previous years 3. Once you have been categorized, that’s who you are, where you will live. Who you will marry 4. South Africa’s apartheid was a caste system iv. Feudal System c. Informal Stratification
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This note was uploaded on 11/03/2010 for the course SOC 45255 taught by Professor Crosnoe during the Fall '10 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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10-11 - Soc 10-11 Systems of Stratification I . What is...

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