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SOC102H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Cultural Capital, Upper Class, Class Conflict

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SOC102 LEC #4: Class Inequality and Exploitation
- Class and equality differences
- Importance of economic wealth to power
- Different ethnic groups are having a hard time to move up the structure
- Inequality is a source of bad health
- Marx – organization of work
- How valid Marx class and analysis…?
- Class culture is hard to discern
- No physiological discern on class culture but gender
- Invention of culture of ___ and culture of poverty
- Difficult to make someone introduce the idea of their membership to a social class (make
them aware)
- Hard to recognize that they share same goals and same interest
- Class differentiation is complex than any other groups
- Marx’s meaning of exploitation
- How classes differentiate?
- Class is created by economic relationships (have and have not)
- Display on consumer (e.g.: fashion)
- People perform gender and class through dress
- 2 sociologists: Veblen and Bourdieu
- Veblen interested in upper class (How they live?)
- Might be a way of performing a class… as others cannot
- Have someone higher to serve you – shows power and authority
- Bourdieu generalized and talked about cultural capital
- Cultural capital gives the title on who gets the head and so forth
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- Credential, learn how to dress (upper-class way)
- Cultural capital – gives life’s chances
- Reason why class remain that way
- Middle class – not falling possible rising
- Upper class define the person’s taste… reason why they have taste
- No culture capital if you don’t know what is elegant or poor
- Working class has to sell working labor for survival
- Even number VS. Odd number of classes
- 3 classes: high, mid, low… according to Orwell – communist (point view on Marx)
- Marked by class struggle
- Have not VS. Have
- Social construction has force and power
- Einstein: expenditure of wealth and power
- Preserve by force
- Aristotle
- Class – contested terrain people of morality, taste…
- Culture poverty
- Why people live that way?
- Why poverty exists? Fault by?
- Oscar Lewis – the problem is lack of class consciousness
- How should it be resolved? (Class conflict)
- Capitalist society – there must be exploitation (poor = poor)
- Capitalist want them to have less
- To solve: working class will have to work with the capitalist
- Marx and Engles argued that system will not equalize on his own… exploitation will
increase (big gap between wealthy and poor)
- How can working class change? Revolution?
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