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1 Stratification….Or We Are All Equal, But Some are More Equal Than Others Objectives : 1. The Meaning of Stratification: Karl Marx Max Weber 2. Causes of Stratification: Functionalism Conflict Symbolic Interaction 3. How Do Sociologists Determine One’s Social Class? Activity to Demonstrate Stratification Processes : 1. Differentiation 2. Evaluation 3. Ranking 4. Rewarding Marx and Weber on Social Class Class (Marx) (Property) Status (Weber) (Prestige, Honor) Power (Weber) (Pol/Communal) Social Class Three Causes of Stratification Conflict : Social conflict is class related Class “consciousness” Capitalists cheat workers but Ignores the broad middle class Ignores coop. between classes Functional : Some roles crucial and get rewarded more Rewards meaningful if unequal but Many elites inherit $ Many crucial roles not rewarded e.g. nurses, teachers Three Causes of Stratification (cont’d) Symbolic Interaction : Meaning of belonging to a class Impact of class on self concept Much stereotyping of classes
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 220 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '10 term at Rutgers.

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