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Stratification Goes into the idea of these taken for granted notions of society Strata—think of archaeology—things on top of each other Where does stratification come from? o Hunter-gatherers—very little stratification; there is wealth but very little wealth: find a banana, then you eat it In stratification—farms grow bananas, sell them, not everyone has equal access to bananas o Structured inequalities within society o Three characteristics of socially stratified societies Rankings according to social categories Life chances heavily determined by social category Life chances: refers to the person’s opportunity for achieving economic prosperity, being able to go from one income bracket to the next Ranks of different social categories change over time Mobility of women in the work force—use to just be household, secretary; now they have more roles in the work force Forms of stratification o Slavery
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