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Lecture 10

Lecture 10

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCA01H3
Professor
Sheldon Ungar
Semester
Summer

Description
Lecture 10 Social Stratification (Part A) Social stratification is the study of social inequality and who gets what. Inequality is related to everything IQ, death, self esteem, health problems. It is often is a small relationship but a consistent one. The Field Defined: -differentiation vs. evaluation -race, age, hair color are distinctions, it doesnt mean that one variant is better or worse than the other one -if there is a difference then there is stratification The following is an inadequate definition but a good start nonetheless: Social Stratification: is the way valued resources - wealth, power, prestige - are distributed and transmitted from one generation to the next. Webers three hierarchies: Weber (pronounced Vaiver) E CONOMY (C LASS) Incomewealth, life chances POLITICS(POWER ) CULTURE (PRESTIGE) capacity to attain ones goals despite opposition status group
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