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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC 203
Professor
Sal Guzzo
Semester
Winter

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Chapter 1: Theories of social inequality - social inequality refers to any differences among people (socially defined positions occupied) that are consequential for the lives they lead; the rights/ opportunities they exercise and the rewards or priviledges they enjoy. - Main bases for social inequality: o Individual differences in natural abilities, motivation, willingness to work hard o Socially defined characteristics, economic class, gender, ethnicity, religion, age, race o Importance of bases; Marx emphasized class as the most important, while feminist emphasized on gender issues Class and social inequalities -perceptions of class: social groupi
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