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9:25:08 social - -legitimate inequality contradiction...

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Two sides -no recourse to a factual realm -blurs distinction between claims and opinion Class – group of people with a similar socio-economic position Marx – productionist model Bourgeoisie Proletariat Sales Minus cost Equals profit Weber Economic capital Cultural capital – what you know Social capital – social connections, who you know Meritocracy – hard work and talent determine life chances Problems – mythical equal starting point -less class mobility than meritocracy predicts
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Unformatted text preview: -legitimate inequality contradiction between freedom of chance at individual level (inheritance) and equal opportunity at the societal level (meritocracy) way of transmitting advantages cultural capital – knowledge of norms, values, beliefs, and ways of life “qualified” “belonging” social networks – mediate access to educational occupational and economic opportunity available only through relationships...
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