{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

soc_lec_8 - Lecture 7 8 Why are People Unequal in Society...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Lecture 7 & 8 – April 22, 2010 Why are People Unequal in Society? The Origin and Perpetuation of Social Inequality Focus on Karl Marx Inequality Inequality seems part and parcel of society But levels of inequality vary enormously Across time, groups, societies Sociological Perspective Social structures - Division of labor - Social conflict - Institution of private property - Culture – race/nation/ethnicity/religion Organizational Division of Labor Marx e m ph asized econo mic D of L But other sources of D of L The m ore com plex social organization, the m ore likely leaders e m erg e Intentional Division of Labor Purposeful subordination of so m e people to other p eople Bureaucracy – Weber - Super-ordination a nd sub-ordination (creat ed by bureaucracy) - Rule by office – bureau - Deliberat e hierarchy Aim of organization efficiency – wheth er actually efficient is another story “Bureaucracy is a n institutional form of inequality” Social Conflict War and conqu est Resources Origins of slavery Victors a nd losers Econo mic and Cultural
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}