SOCIAL STRATIFICATION1

SOCIAL STRATIFICATION1 - Capital • Economic=$$$$ •...

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Unformatted text preview: Capital • Economic=$$$$ • Cultural=knowledge, lifestyle, material objects • Social=people you know, networks, connections Social Stratification & Social Mobility Who gets ahead and why? Who are the rich? Who are the poor? What affects a person’s life chances and how? Social stratification inequality Social inequality, or the unequal distribution of valued resources, is found in every society. SOCIAL STRATIFICATION • The ranking or grading of individuals and groups into hierarchical layers. • The structure of inequality in the allocation of rewards, privileges, and resources. • Some members of society suffer, and others benefit. • Societies could have social differentiation where people occupy different statuses based on their role, but it doesn’t have to be ranked as superior/inferior. • Slavery • CASTE • CLASS Social Systems Class is a social system....
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2010 for the course SOC 2454 taught by Professor Childs,e. during the Spring '10 term at CUNY Hunter.

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