L15_soc2

L15_soc2 - cont.lastlectureandRace 21:11 Slavery

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cont. last lecture and Race 21:11 Slavery A form of social stratification in which ppl own other ppl Caste system A form of social stratification where status is determined by birth and is life- long Social mobility Movement up or down the ladder of social class Intergenerational Mobility Change in an individuals’ social position relative to their parents Children from low income families have only a 1 percent chance of reaching  the top 5 percent of the income distribution (Hertz ’06) Why can’t americans think straight about class? Karl Marx Horkheimer and Adorno Antonio Gramsci False Consciousness (Marx) The inability to see clearly where one’s class interests lie; hence, the inability  to experience class consciousness Horkheimer and Adorno Cultural manipulation: advertising and marketing changes individuals into  consumers Mass media helps make class “invisible” Apple products
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