105 Stratification Pt2, Social Class in the USA pp

105 Stratification Pt2, Social Class in the USA pp - Social...

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Social Class in the USA How do we do this? We rank both groups and individuals according to: 1) Economy (income and wealth) 1
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Why do we care about this? Because stratification affects : ALL OF OUR SOCIAL INSTITUTION, such as race and ethnicity education gender politics healthcare family religion deviance 2
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How do you find your position? 1) By Ascription : You’re assigned to your place at birth, based on the position of your parents. 2) By Achievement/Merit : For examples: win the lottery, marry into a different class, get a better education, start a very successful business (Warning: You can plummet down as well as move up!) These work because we have an open class system when permits social mobility ( movement 3
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mobility? Yes The Caste System in India: - four castes with many subcastes, each defining a place in the division of labor. All jobs in society get done (functional analysis). - Example: Brahmin: elites with superior educations and wealth = social leaders, intellectuals, etc. Children grow up socialized to take on these responsibilities. -
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