Social stratification is a hierarchical arrangement of large social groups based on their control ov

Social stratification is a hierarchical arrangement of large social groups based on their control ov

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GLOBAL STRATIFICATION Social stratification is a hierarchical arrangement of large social groups based on their control over basic resources—patterns of structural inequality—raises the main sociological issue—economic development accompanies human development, which is the field for sociologists: 1. is poverty necessarily a bad thing? 2. who is responsible, if it is? 3. is it a permanent and inevitable feature of the world (the poor have always been with us)?—is it even due to Divine Predestination or to human nature? Three major systems of social stratification: 1. Slavery— as it exists today—and how about wage slavery or marriage slavery?—debt bondage, crime bondage, war prisoner, child labor, contract labor—estimated 27 million people today in bonded labor –look at Nepalese workers brought to Iraq and to the Puerto Ricans at Shelley’s campaign— Slavery was common but the slaves had no voice, so countries like ancient Greece were regarded as ideal “democracies,” but were based on slavery—some slaves were
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