The likelihood of someone going to college is higher

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The likelihood of someone going to college is higher if they are wealthy is high than that  of a really bright kid who is poor. Stratificatoin: The layers of positions of power in society Essentially, those in the upper layers, because of their social position, get most of the  benefits; those at the bottom because of their social position, receive very few. Education: The one social structure that MIGHT result in upward mobility But, the best predictor of whether a child will attend college is parent’s education and  class standing. Why is this? Another leading factor of college attendance: TRACKING! 85% of high schools practice  tracking.  The two tracks: vo-tech and college prep Occupation Inequality Most of us will die in the same class into which we were born. Essentially if you were working class you can toil for 40 years and will probably retire  from your job as a member of the working class
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Max Weber Argued that lifestyle is an indicator of SES Speech Dress Goals with money McIntyre and others assert that Americans dislike very much discussions of social class  because the concept of class in the face of our notions of an open system (that hard  work makes anything possible.) What do you think about this? Why are we  uncomfortable talking about or analyzing social class? Learned Behavior : Howard Becker Smoking marijuana Deb 3 steps to be deviant: taught, understand effects, and learn to enjoy the effects The 2 nd  extra credit: Steve Jobs 2st: BBQ tofu sandwhich Goffman 3 types of stigmas
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  • Fall '10
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  • Sociology, social position, Structural strain, Deviances Durkheim

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