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Lecture 4

SOC395H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Body Language, Social Inequality, Erik Olin Wright

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Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOC395H1
Professor
Rachel La Touche
Lecture
4

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Conflict Perspective
Functionalist Perspective
Occupational Prestige
SEI and SES
Case Study: How you compare to the US
Moving Forward
Announcement
How do you recognize a persons class before you know anything about them?
Indicators of class:
Clothing ------------------------ misleading because this may not be consistent with lives at home
Body language and speech ---------
Grooming
Neighborhood ------- gratification
Associates (willingly)
Occupation
Hobbies/leisure/vacation
Food ------ may favour more variety of foods (cultural omnivores not really a clear class)
Education
Material goods ----- may buy things that are out of their range but they still buy it
Income/wealth
*course material* lecture resources* theorist work sheet* -- for the test
shift in social inequality research
- Traditional understandings of class Marx extended by Weber
- Occupation linked with income
- Participation in work allows people to earn an income*
Marx believed that people wanted to work --- produtive ad ejoyale = people wanted to
do this
- Capitalism is the prob. (ALIENTATION)
- Alienates people from the enjoyable and productive aspect of life (perverts
understanding of work)
DIMENSION = the specifiable aspect of the variable
Conflict Perspective
Functionalist Perspective
Marx, Weber * (classical)
Durkheim* (classical)
Erik Olin Wright, Dahrendort*
(contemporary//neo-Marxist)
Parsons, Davidson and Moore (contemporary)
WEALTH --- more inequality that INCOME
Dimensions can be measured in different ways
Intersectionality:
Interactions between meaningful social statuses such as race, class and gender that impact
opportunities and life trajectories *Kenshaw* -- how people see things
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