what is social inequality

what is social inequality - Lecture Topic: What is Social...

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Lecture Topic: What is Social Inequality There is no uniform opportunity in life; advantages and disadvantages at top and bottom of social scale Sociology explains these heavy odds Sociology is about hierarchical differences How do you measure inequality? There are natural inequalities ex. Height How do natural inequalities become social inequalities How do people construct inequalities Sociologists interested in how people dramatize and respond to inequalities *It is remarkable that society is so stable amongst such inequality* *All inequalities work similarly* Gerhard Lenski Showed that status consistency matters Status inconsistency effects social action in unpredictable ways What are the consequences of the subjective experience of inequality? Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Discussed differences natural and social inequality Society, not nature, gives people more privileges Social inequality must be proportional (by power and natural ability) in order to
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This note was uploaded on 03/17/2012 for the course SOC 102 taught by Professor Tepperman during the Spring '11 term at University of Toronto.

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