Introduction to Sociological Theory - Lecture 10

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Unformatted text preview: on of consciousness of their common interests; the sense of common position, that consciousness can develop and if it develops, then a class can become a social class Social class an economic class that has acquired some subjective sense of unity and class conscious organization 2.) Comparison to Marx Marx made a distinction between a class in itself and a class for itself Class in itself was a collectivity that is identifiable on economic grounds Class for itself possesses a consciousness of common position and interests Difference: Marx limited the development of class consciousness to the proletariat Weber argued that class consciousness might also be a characteristic of other classes Status and Party A.) Multiple Dimensions of social inequality Marx only talked about class, but Weber saw that is was important to go beyond class Class the economic dimension of social equality Status the cultural dimension of social inequality Party the political dimension of social inequality B.) Status 1.) Characteristics of a status Group 1st - a status group is a set of people who have a subjective sense of common membership and group awareness 2nd- a status group tends to have a distinctive style of life or mode of conduct that separates it from the rest of the population 3rd- a status group is ident...
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