I&I CH1 - people that perpetuates unequal rewards and...

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CHAPTER 1 DIFFERENCES AND SIMILARITIES
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Drawing Lines Who are you? What are you? Is who you are taken for granted? group : any number of individuals bound by a shared feeling of connection or more or less stable patterns of interaction; membership criteria may be formal or informal, explicit or implicit
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Variation Within-group variation compared to Between-group variation whether within- or between-group differences are highlighted is typically dependent upon culturally and situationally salient boundaries
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Normality Normal: although statistically referring to that which is most common, connotes the normative and ideal—that which should be—and the natural—that which is. In everyday and structural usage, “normal” comes to mean ordinary and good, and is conflated with natural
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Stratification, Power and Privilege Stratification: the ranking of entire groups of
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Unformatted text preview: people that perpetuates unequal rewards and life chances; the “social strata” of people are arranged from low to high Power: the ability to influence others and to pursue and achieve one’s own Theories of Inequality Structural-functionalism— Inequality serves a need variety of social roles, ability, rewards… Conflict— Unequal distribution of resources differences benefit those in power Black feminist theory : an extension of Du Bois’s concept of double consciousness, and the sociological view of Black women as being in a double bind, or exposed to double jeopardy Cultural Capital Status characteristics that can determine a person’s social opportunities race/ethnicity physical appearance access name Ascribed Status Achieved Status Socioeconomic Status...
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2011 for the course PSY 3501 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '11 term at CSU Long Beach.

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