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Unformatted text preview: SECOND EXAM 01/11/2010 16:22:00 Slide One I. What is Stratification?-Titanic Stratification- poor are fun, rich are boring-survival rates in first class= 60%, of that 97% women, 100% child-survival rates in second class= 36%, of that 89% women, 100% child-steerage= 24%, of that 40% women, 36% child-every society has stratification systems, the Titanics is based on money-could be money, skills, physical appearance-society is divided up into groups-we dont like to see stratification, people who benefit dont want to acknowledge it because they know that they might not deserve what they got, same as people who dont benefit because they might just give up Stratification=Structured system that ranks entire groups of people in ways that perpetuate unequal rewards and life chances in a society.-we think of society as ordered layers upon layer-power and prestige go on with that ordering (top have more of it) A.Formal Stratification-by law, official stratification-political system is set up explicitly to stratify 1.Slavery-until the late 19 th century, there were two main types of groups: free people and slaves-constitution said that a slave was worth 3/5ths of a person 2.Caste System-India, Pakistan, societies where people are based into groups on their genealogy-once youve been categorized thats where you are for the rest of your life-determines who you marry 3.Feudal System-during the middle ages where society was owned by state owners and workers farmed their land-two legally recognized statuses B.Informal Stratification 1.Social Class-Definition: Any group of people who share a similar economic position in society based on their wealth and income.-how much stuff you have-income: how much money you earn in any given year, wealth: assets- how much money you have in your bank account-our ideas of social class dont fit the actual definition-truck driver vs. teacher= truck driver has a higher social class-what determines social class: what kind of job you have, how much education you have and where you got it= prestige of your degree, what your family did (intergenerational residue) 1.Socioeconomic Status-The prestige, honor, respect, and lifestyle associated with different positions of groups in society.-your income, prestige of your job-Donald Trump is trashy, ruins his status even though he is rich and educated-PLU= people like us-all of these things coming together that really matter-formal stratification is replaced by informal-not official, not stated, but its still there-blacks are second class citizens-brown vs. board of education-because we cant see it, its much more powerful...
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SECOND EXAM - SECOND EXAM 01/11/2010 16:22:00 Slide One I....

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