Explot labor 3 classes of owners of production

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- explot labor - 3 classes of owners of production: bourgeoisie, small employers, petty bourgeoisi, co’s of large corpoeratons - 3 classes of managers: expert managers, semi-credentialed managers, and uncredentialled managers o not in possession of factories, but privileged 3 classes of supervisors: expert supervisors, semi-credentialed supervisors, and uncredentialled supervisors 3 classes of workers : expert non-mangers, semi-credentialed workers, and the proletarians – sell their labor highly ksilled – engineers, to low skilled for both marx and weber, always contradiction/ tensions amongst all those classes - they have profoundly diff interest 2. Parties Weber and others focused more on stratification based on power than economic resources Weber: beyond class, we should look at groups of ppl that have unequal access to power – important difference with marx Weber provided more detil how ppl stratified based on uequal access to power
To what extent can they realize their will Power: Defined by Weber as the ability of an actor to realize its will in a social relation when that will is resisted by others Parties: Weber referred to this type of stratification as “parties,” although he meant something much more than political parties Organizations that are capable of pursuing their interests and imposing them on others C. Wright Mills’ The Power Elite Diff elite groups in our soc that have lots of controlon allsorts of dimensions of our life - Social, cultural - Looked at US in50’s differencted be 3 dif groups Sees organizations as the means of power in ‘modern’ society Societies are stratified based on who controls large organizations and who is dominated by them Analyzed the US in the 1950s, saw three types of elite Military: controlled enormous and powerful organizations Political: controlled the state Economic: controlled powerful firms Functioalsts would call this great -= hiercha sys everything predetirmed actingas it should Conflict; a sign of major inequality Interconnected – within tensions, had 1 common agenda Interlocking Directorate: Believed that the elites had similar interests and worked together Interested in power and money 3. Status Group Status Group: Stratification based on prestige, culture, lifestyle Certain positions within society have higher status High status = high economic Willhave mnsion Examples: aristocracy, caste groups (Brahmin, Dalit) Lord’s etc creates inequalities. Class, party, and status frequently coincide—high class positions have high status and lots of power Reinforce one another to promote stratification Other Types of Stratification Overlooked imp factors in stratif, what drives ineq Founding Figures of Sociology: White men Commonly criticized for overlooking ethnic and gender inequalities Both central to the study of stratification today Racial/Ethnic Stratification: Ignored by founders Weber saw as similar to status-based stratification

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