Pierre Bourdieu Social Capital the access to resources people have by virtue of

Pierre bourdieu social capital the access to

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Pierre Bourdieu- Social Capital -the access to resources people have by virtue of relationships & connections within a social network. -contributes to class stratification. -families are networks that connect us with social capital. -social network crucial to understanding class stratification and inequality. Social Class Categories (Wright and Rogers 2011) -imprecise but provide useful framework for thinking about social class. -Upper; upper middle; middle; working; lower. -generally individuals tend to die in same social class they were born into (social mobility across generations is difficult.) 9/22/26 Exam 1: chapters 1-4 Educational Inequality (difference in earning by education) *gini index of inequality, 1947-2011. Figure 4.6 Family Structure and Social Class: Distribution of Children by Family Type and Family Income, 2010. *Figure 4.10
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Social Class Mobility and Class persistence: Money Family structure -money -time -social capital Families and Class Identity Families networks help us understand class identity (the awareness of and sense of belonging to a specific social class) People are socialized according to family’s class perspective -distinct patterns of interaction, shared patterns of thinking and acting. Family practices -concerted cultivation among middle class. -activities to enhance cognitive and social development. -children taught to engage w/ authority figures. Accomplishment of Natural Growth among the working class -child development is a natural process. -fewer formal activities. -more unscheduled play time. *Review Tuesday! 9/27/16 Midterm Thursday- chapters 1-4 *Study 5 powerpoint slides; re-read in book. *45 M/C questions. *3 short answer. *1 short answer on notes of Aug 30 th everybody loves Raymond and Working Girl discussion. *study social distance. *study graphs. Classes on the other side of the track, social classes don’t mingle. *HS drop out and college education rate chart. *”Bachelors Bump” chart. BA degree worth more if you come from a wealthy family. *Educational inequality differences in earnings by education. More than a BA has become more important in income more recently. 10/11/16 Tuesday Sex and Gender notes cont… Last class: sex and gender definition. Intersex : a condition in which a person’s chromosomal composition does not correspond with his or her sexual anatomy at birth, or the anatomy is not clearly male or female. Transgender: an individual whose gender identity does not match their assigned sex. Biological Perspective “Natural roles” of men and women serve the greater good.
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-Sociological perspective equal to this= breadwinner/ homemaker. Feminism: gender identity and gender inequality are central to the social order and to family life -rigid gender categories and roles serve a male-dominated society.
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