WeberJuly7StratificationOutline

WeberJuly7StratificationOutline - Development of...

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Development of Sociological Theory Manjusha Nair Key points Types of social stratification Class Status Party Max Weber 1864-1920 What is social stratification? Stratification moves society Results from a struggle for scarce resources Power Where does power come from? Max Weber 1864-1920 Power and money are not the same Economic order not equal to social order Political power, economics, and honor constitute the “social order”. Max Weber 1864-1920 Class, status, party: ideal types of social order/social stratification Class defined by production role: inequality of owners and non-owners in the marketplace.
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Status defined by consumption and lifestyle norms: Status-groups are about communities, stratified by rituals and conventions. Variable. (contrast with caste = ascriptive status, e.g. race) Parties: power and charisma – slippery Max Weber 1864-1920 Class Situation vs Class Class Situation: A number of persons having in common a specific causal component of their life chances. (similar interests) life chances: o procuring goods o obtaining life position o causal component: o economic interest in production, acquisition & possession of goods, services, & their income-producing uses power to dispose of: o goods in commodity market o Max Weber 1864-1920 Class Situation vs Class Class: All persons in same class situation Max Weber 1864-1920 Three Types of Classes: Property classes: property differences Positively Privileged Property Classes: rentiers getting income from: o men (slave owners)
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o o mines o installations (factories, equipment) o ships o creditors (livestock, grain, money) o Significance of Positively Privileged Property Classes - monopolization of: o high-priced consumer goods o sales, policy over sales o sales, policy over sales o o savings and loan capital, resulting in control over executive business positions o costly educational status privileges Middle Property Classes: in between positively and negatively privileged property classes Negatively Privileged Property Classes o unfree (see Status Groups) o declassed Max Weber 1864-1920 Three Types of Classes: Commercial classes: marketability of goods & services
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course COMMUNICAT 300 DoST taught by Professor Nair during the Summer '10 term at Rutgers.

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