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10/25/2011 Sociology Social Class Stratification- - Denotes social inequality built into the structure if society - Denotes hierarchical differences in economic positions - Denotes a system which shapes opportunities for individuals - 4 SYSTEMS o Slavery o Caste (India) o Estate (feudalism) o Class Social Class: - Marx- ownership of material resources - Weber- income/wealth - Bourdieu- taste, knowledge, attitude, language, ways of thinking, culture is hierarchically valued CLASS- 1- Income/wealth, occupations, bureaucratic authority 2- Human capital (educational attainment) 3- Cultural capital (taste, disposition, knowledge) 4- Social capital (sharing the same norms/values, Durkheim) - Classes are separated by boundaries o Upper class o Upper- middle class
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Unformatted text preview: o Lower- middle class o Working class o Lower class -The way class is measured SES (Socio economic status) o Based on income, education, occupation, related variables Social Mobility: Intergenerational mobility vs. Intragenerational mobility -Intergenerational mobility- Comparison between generations class (mobility between generations -Intragenerational mobility- Able to move classes, from what you were born into 10/27/2011 Where is the Middle Class Going? 1) Disappearing opportunities for those with little education 2) Global competition/technological advances 3) Growing dependence on a temporary work force 4) New low-paying growth industries and decline of unionized labor...
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