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Unformatted text preview: Hervey Liu October 28 th 2010 Dr.Brenda Moore Social Stratifcation, Tue,Thurs, 2-3 I am answering question one 1. According to Kerbo and others, there are several strict requirements for social, political and educational conduct that a family must meet in order to become and remain part of the official upper class. Specify and define two requirements of upper class status and a. state why they are important to obtaining and maintaining upper class status. b. indicate how nonconformity to the “rules” of the upper class lifestyle can result in loss of upper class status. The requirements for upper class status is very hard to achieve, this is in part to keep the exclusivity and the secrecy of the upper class from the masses. By keeping the powerful few a secret, the upper class can influence and set forth national and transnational policies unknownling for the majority of Americans. One requirement for the upper class is the need for the upper class to be descended from successful people, quote E. Digby Baltzell (1958:7) “The upper class concept refers to a group of families, whose people, quote E....
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2011 for the course SOC 404 taught by Professor Moore during the Spring '11 term at SUNY Buffalo.
- Spring '11