Social Stratification - Stratification and Social Class...

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Stratification and Social Class Social Stratification: the hierarchical arrangement of large groups on their control over basic resources. ideology is a system of ideas and beliefs that justifies a pattern of behavior. Social stratification exerts a powerful influence over people's lives shaping their beliefs, values, and behaviors. Max Weber : Life chances are the opportunities and resources available to people within a particular layer of stratification. Lifestyle refers to how a people's daily lives are shaped by their position in the stratification system. Global Systems of Stratification Social mobility is the movement of individuals or groups from one level in a stratification system to another. Intergenerational mobility is the social movement experienced by family members from one generation to the next. Intragenerational mobility is the social movement of individuals within their own lifetime. Slavery is an extreme form of stratification in which some people are owned by others. A caste system is a closed system of stratification in which people's status is permanently determined at birth based on ascribed characteristics. A class system is an example of an open system of stratification. Classical Perspectives on Social Class - Marx and Weber Karl Marx was one of the first social scientists to examine social class. . In capitalist societies, the bourgeoisie , or capitalist class, include of those who privately own the means of production, and the proletariat are workers who must sell their labor power to the bourgeoisie in order to earn enough money to survive. the capitalist class
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