jobs have become more skilled and technologically advance, and a more educated workforce is necessary
to fill these jobs
conflict perspective about why education levels have risen in the US
competition for scarce jobs requires that Americans become overqualified for the jobs the want
as education became more common, social elites needed to obtain more education in order to set
themselves apart from others
in the feudal system, vassals were responsible for granting land to serfs called...
during the agricultural revolution, the enclosure movement caused many former serfs to move to cities
in search of work and led to the rise of...
expansion of McDonald's model has forced many industries to McDonaldize their services to satisfy the
growing demands of the fast-food mogul
Grusky reading, three general components of a stratification system
institutions, rules and definitions, stratification processes
example of status crystallization
working class parents pass along values and cultural capital to their children, assuring that the children
will remain in the same class
status inequalities depend on...
the existence of positional inequalities
Block- how big is the gap between two parent incomes at the minimum wage and the American Dream
major limitation of the research comparing purchases of GWC socks and unmarked socks
most of the customers did not notice or understand the GWC label
physically distinguishable subpopulations with a particular social identity
paternalistic system of race relations- dominant racial group perceives the subordinate group as...
childish, lazy, impulsive, inferior but lovable
characteristic of paternalistic system of race relations
an elaborate code of etiquette regulates social relations between racial groups