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Unformatted text preview: A. Its Gods will (or “our way”) B. The cream rises to the top • Some people work harder than others, some people are smarter. • You should have more if you give more. C. Its nature’s way • Sociobiology C..1. Explains human behavior in genetic terms. • Social Darwinism (B + C) D. Is what gets society’s work done (Structural-functionalism) • Are in the US in the 20 th century. • Social mobility is possible. • Market that mediates outcomes. • People rise and fall in accordance. V. How does social stratification operate in the USA? A. Perception and reality • Two propositions • Jefferson’s ideal versus “just rewards” • The universal middle class B. By the numbers • Wealth = Total net worth C. Social stratification and “life chances” • The paradox of inheritance...
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- Fall '08
- Sociology, F. Max Weher