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Unformatted text preview: society and says that the leaders of these corporations team with the upper class to create a dominant power group. He then looks at the type of interactions that creates this group from the rest and shows that the informal settings in which the upper class meets helps reinforce the strength of this group. Going to a very rich private school I find myself agreeing with Demhoff’s argument. It seemed to me that every weekend kids from my school were getting together to go to regattas on the beach or hang out at the yacht club with fellow classmates and their families and the elitist nature of all it just seemed to enhance the rift between most of my classmates and myself. The fact that people from a lower class have an opportunity to witness these reactions speaks to the issue of upward mobility that Domhoff refers to and how rare it is because of the opportunities needed to become that wealthy and Domhoff presents great statistics that back up that point....
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- Spring '11
- Sociology, power elite, Domhoff, writ ing, Power El ite