Social Stratification

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Social Stratification 18:08 Social Stratification defined and explained the idea that there are strata in society definition: the hierarchical arrangement of individuals in a society into  divisions (strata) based on access to wealth, power and prestige.  division of classes within society the titanic o what social statification looks like by looking at the movie o the three classes of titanic servants, middle class level in middle class cabins, then there was the  rich people like rose, then the lowest class who was just working the  boat trying to find a new life, and trying to make the best for  themselves o social coordinates one is our level of wealth social map, life chances looking at your strata, you can determine how far you can get in life  o takes this by saying survival rates retrospective to the titanic shot the people in lower classes to ensure the richer people got to the  life boats.  The rich people have the highest chance of surviving, the middle class  50/50, the lower classes not at all Why don’t you let the poor people come up? “Because rich people  matter more.” Four stratification systems Descriptive terms: o Open vs closed Open you can change your level in society Closed you can’t move between. Your stuck in your strata o Achieved vs ascribed
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2010 for the course SS SS101 taught by Professor Varat during the Spring '10 term at BU.

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