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Sociology
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SOCL 2001
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SociologyFinalExamChapter7ClassandStratificationintheUSWhatisSocialStratificationHierarchyofsocialgroupsbasedondifferentialcontroloverresourcesSociologistsexaminesocialgroupsthatmakeupthehierarchyinsocietytodeterminehowinequalitiespersistovertimeLifeChancesAccesstoresourcessuchasfoodshelterclothingeducationandhealthcareAffluentpeoplehavebetterlifechancesbecausetheyhavegreateraccesstooQualityofeducationoSafeneighborhoodoNutritionandhealthcareoPoliceprotectionSystemsofStratificationOpensystemboundariesbetweenhierarchiesmaybeinfluencedbypeoplesachievedstatusesoAssumedtoallowsomekindofsocialmobilityClosedSystemboundariesbetweenhierarchiesarerigidpeoplespositionsaresetbyascribedstatusNostratificationsystemiscompletelyopenorclosedSlaveryisaclosedsystemSocialMobilitythemovementofindividualsorgroupsfromonelevelinastratificationsystemtoanotherIntergenerationmobilitythesocialmovementexperiencedbyfamilymembersfromonegenerationtothenextIntragenerationalmobilitythesocialmovementofindividualswithintheirownlifetimeCharacteristicsofSlaveryintheUS1Itwasforlifeandwasinherited2Slaveswereconsideredpropertynothumanbeings3Slavesweredeniedrights4CoercionwasusedtokeepslavesintheirplaceCasteSystemAsystemofsocialinequalityinwhichpeoplesstatusisdeterminedatbirthbasedonparentsascribedcharacteristicsCulturalvaluessustainCastesystemsandCastesystemsgrowweakerassocietiesindustrializeVestigesofCastesystemscanremainforhundredsofyearsaftertheyareofficiallyabolishedTheClassSystemAtypeofstratificationbasedontheownershipandcontrolofresourcesandonthetypeofworkpeopledoHorizontalmobilityoccurswhenpeopleexperienceagainorlossinpositionandorincomethatdoesnotproduceachangeintheirplaceintheclassstructureVerticalmobilityisthemovementupordowntheclassstructureMarxianCriteriaforClassStructure1Ownershipofthemeansofproduction2Employingothers3Supervisingotheronthejobs4BeingemployedbysomeoneelseMarxsViewofStratificationCapitalistsOwnandcontrolmeansofproductionAchievewealththroughcapitalWorkersWorkforwagesVulnerabletodisplacementbymachineorcheaplaborExploitationofworksresultsinalienationafeelingofpowerlessnessandestrangementfromotherpeopleandfromoneselfClassconflictthestrugglebetweenthecapitalistclassandtheworkingclassMaxWeberWealthPrestigeandPowerWealthisthevalueofapersonsorfamilyseconomicassetsincludingincomepersonalpropertyandincomeproducingpropertyPrestigeistheregardwithwhichapersonorstatuspositionisregardedbyothersPoweristheabilityofpeopleorgroupstoachievetheirgoalsdespiteoppositionfromothersSocioeconomicStatusSESAcombinedmeasurethatinordertodetermineclasslocationattemptstoclassifyindividualsfamiliesorhouseholdsintermsoffactorssuchasincomeoccupationandeducationWeberianModeloftheClassStructureUpperclasscomprisedofpeoplewhoownsubstantialincomeproducingassets
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