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Midterm 2 study guide - Ch 7 Social stratification- the...

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Ch 7 Social stratification- the system of structured social inequality and the structure of mobility in a society. Marx - stressed the ways the stratification system benefited those at the top. Argued that human survival depends on producing things. Believed that classes were intractable and inevitable conflict. Weber - doubted that overthrowing capitalism would significantly diminish social stratification. o 3 components of social class- Economic/class position- based on your relationship to production Social/status- what other people think of you, based on your relationship to consumption Political/power- the ability to do what you want to do, resides in ability to influence the actions of others. Meritocracy- a system in which those who are the most meritorious will rise to the top and those who are less so will sink to the bottom. Castes - divides people by occupation, caste system is fixed and permanent. Class- is based on economic position, a person’s occupation income or possessions. They permit the greatest amount of social mobility. Class system
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2011 for the course SOC 1 taught by Professor Mindyromero during the Spring '06 term at UC Davis.

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Midterm 2 study guide - Ch 7 Social stratification- the...

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