9-27 lecture 8 socio - Lecture 8: Categorizing vs...

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Lecture 8: Categorizing vs Continuous Models of Class stratification – studies of social inequality (socio jargon) 1. Early Studies 1. W. Lloyd Warner Yankee City 1. inequality in yankee city (newburyport massacusetts) 1. hes an anthropologist 2. argued that there were 7 classes: elite, upper middle-class, etc 1. what does it mean to think of class categories like that? It means not looking at just money and education, but categories people use to classify each other 1. how people themselves think about the differences that matter 2. upper working-class vs lower working-class 1. difference might be whos more respectable 1. washed clothes, what kind of clothes you were 2. lower working-class might put less emphasis on respectability 2. upper class might pride itself in historic heritage 3. they affect the way people see themselves and categorize others 1. cultural status and economic differences that matter 2. Robert and Helen Merrill Lynd, Middletown 1. study of class differences, not just anthropology study but used surveys 1. described clsas differences in cultural ways people looked at things 1. they got at who actually ran the town 3. Ernest Hollignshead, Elmtown's Youth 1. study just of the students in high school in new haven connecticut 1. attempted to categorize each individual child in high school by their background 1. created a five class system of category
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This note was uploaded on 10/31/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 1 taught by Professor Gold during the Fall '97 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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9-27 lecture 8 socio - Lecture 8: Categorizing vs...

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