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Lecture 10

SOC 201S Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: False Consciousness, Socioeconomic Status, Class Consciousness

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Old Dominion University: 2017
Course code: Soc 201S
* Chapters were not go through in order during class *
Chapter 10 Social Class
1. Life changes, the concept that our likelihood for success is shaped by our access to valued
material, social, and cultural resources.
2. Satisfaction, structured ranking of entire groups of people that perpetuates unequal economic
rewards and power in a society. ( Strata: refers to a layer of stratification )
3. Slavery, A system of enforced servitude in which some people are owned by others as property.
4. Caste, A system where boundaries between strata are clear, relations between them are
regulated and social status is ascribed.
5. Estate, power divided between the church, the nobility and the commoners.
6. Class, A social ranking based primarily on economic position in ones life.
All societies are stratified, but it can take different forms:
U.S. class system
Upper class
Upper middle class
Middle class
Working class
Lower class
7. Soial Moility, Moeet of idiiduals or groups ithi or etee a soiety’s strata
8. Open system, A system of stratification that does allow for social mobility between strata
9. Closed system, A system of stratification that does not allow for social mobility between starta
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