week 01 (basic concepts)

week 01 (basic concepts) - SOCIOLOGY 3683: WEALTH, POWER,...

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Individual vs. Group Approaches Idiographic Approach unique description of single person specific application individual behavior example: why did John drop out of school? Nomothetic Approach general explanation for many people universal application group behavior example: why do Hispanics have lower graduation rates?
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Michael and David What accounts for their different life trajectories? Sociology: moving from an idiographic to a nomothetic approach
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Differentiation vs. Inequality Differentiation distinct qualities and positions biological (sex, race) social (role, occupation) Inequality unequal access to valued resources material (income, wealth) symbolic (prestige, honor)
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Stratification Stratification occurs when differentiation produces inequality Positions are attached to resources Rules are institutionalized to determine unequal distribution of valuable resources Education Occupation Income
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Ascription vs. Achievement
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