Topic 14 Perspectives on Inequality for BLACKBOARD

Topic 14 - Basic Ideas Stratification Unequal dist of rewards among members of society Social class category whose members share similar position

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6/14/11 Basic Ideas Stratification: Unequal dist. of rewards among members of society. Social class – category whose members share similar position in stratification structure
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6/14/11 General Features of Stratification Stratification is a social structure organizes and constrains interactions , opportunities, etc. E.g., Speech patterns determined by status rankings Presidential debates & Larry King Live
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6/14/11 General Features of Stratification Stratification is universal but variable myth of egalitarian societies wealth vs. status & power. (i.e., rewards are not just material)
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6/14/11 General Features of Stratification Stratification entails beliefs about appropriateness of inequality beliefs about openness depend on position even poor consider basic mechanisms governing strat (and political power) fair
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6/14/11 Conflict and Functionalist Approaches to Inequality Marx: brought concept of class into sociology.
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This note was uploaded on 06/14/2011 for the course SOCY 101 taught by Professor Simpson during the Fall '07 term at South Carolina.

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Topic 14 - Basic Ideas Stratification Unequal dist of rewards among members of society Social class category whose members share similar position

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