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Unformatted text preview: workers with office jobs. Bureaucracies became major employers--and social actors affecting the stratification system. • Post-industrial society in the late 20th century The middle class and the upper middle class also draw members from well-educated, small business owners and from persons who invest in the stock market and other money-making ventures (these persons have capitalistic interests but are not capitalist in the old sense of the word) Note: In stratification systems, higher economic status is usually associated with political power. Conversely, lower socioeconomic status is usually associated with political marginalization if not powerlessness. (Can you envision a society where wealth and political power are not related?) (For review of stratification systems see the works of H. R. Kerbo, and G. Lenski)...
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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