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Social Stratification Status- A socially defined position in a group or society Social Stratification- the fixed, hierarchical arrangements of status differences by which groups have difference access to power, resources, and perceived social worth Types of Stratification Systems Estate- Elite owns property and has control over resources Caste- rigid hierarchy of classes Class- status is partially achieved; there is some potential for movement between classes Social Class- The social structural position a group holds relative to Economic resources Social and cultural resources Political resources Classify the Following according to the three resources Drug Dealer- Lower Class Teacher- Middle Baseball Player- Upper Preacher- Upper Marx: Class and Capitalism Defined classes in terms of their relationship to the means of production Capitalist class owns the means of production Working class sells their labor for wage. Capitalists sell their products at a price greater than the costs of producing them
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2011 for the course HISTORY 111 taught by Professor Popiel during the Fall '07 term at Saint Louis.

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