SOC101Y1 Lecture Notes - Quasi, Meritocracy

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17 Nov 2011
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Hierarchy is a characteristic of all human societies. The study of social mobility usually treated upward or downward mobility as. Some societies more unequal than others being separable from the overall amount of inequality in society. Rising above one"s parent social position (seen as a good thing). But if the number of higher level positions remains constant, one person going up means another going down (exchange mobility) Income and wealth (can be unstable indicators; leave out account of honour and prestige. Owning land (historical restriction of voting rights to freeholders/landowners: those who have a stake in the country ) Occupation or trade (various classifications with important dividing lines between skilled/unskilled and agricultural/manual/non-manual forms of work. Typical justification (a) person"s occupation is main indicator of social status in industrial societies. Quebec city as a frontier town while a french colony. Intergenerational mobility table (square table with rows as father"s status and columns as son"s status category)

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