ANTH Social Stratification

ANTH Social Stratification - Social Stratification ANTH 102...

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Unformatted text preview: Social Stratification ANTH 102 Understanding Other Cultures Fall 2006 Social Stratification Ascribed and achieved status Social class Race Social Stratification Unequal relationships between different groups of people Wealth Education Power Material resources Developed with advent of agriculture Social Stratification: Some Factoids The wealthiest one percent of American households own 40 percent of the nations wealth (Federal Reserve 1989) A childs success in life mostly determined by social status, not intelligence (1979 Carnegie Study) Between 1979 and 1994, the number of children living below the poverty line increased from 3.5 to 6.1. Million (National Center for Children in Poverty) The gap between rich and poor in the U.S. is greater now than at any point in last 75 years Social Stratification: Some Factoids When the titanic sunk in 1912, 60 percent of the first class survived, 40 percent of the second, and 25 percent of the third What are some hypotheses as to why that was the case? Social Stratification: Ascribed and Achieved Status Ascribed status - those qualities your were born with or into Race Gender Physical ability Achieved status - those qualities you gained through action Professional titles Educational titles Social class Social Stratification: Status...
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