SOC100 Chapter Notes - Chapter 7: Social Inequality, Labour Power, Social Stratification

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Social stratification: relatively fixed hierarchical arrangement and classification of people into groups based on shared socio-economic conditions. The 2011 occupy movement raised awareness about unjust income disparities in canada. Social inequality: the long term existence of significant differences among social groups in access to goods and services. Video is pre-financial crash, when social class" was a taboo topic. Social class is a term in flux (constantly changes) Social class is relational: reflects one"s relation to the means of production. A shared sense of common membership and purpose. Class consciousness: awareness of what is in the best interests of one"s class. False consciousness: the belief that something is in one"s best interests, when in fact it is not. Marx: workers had a false consciousness (through religion - prevents ability to see their own exploitation) But, people do not always see the ways social institutions and assumptions may hurt them or their class.

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