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Chapter 6

SOC 1200 Chapter 6: Topic_19
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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC 1200
Professor
Susan Miller
Semester
Winter

Description
o78P The Process of Social/Economic Change A dialectic process: NOMATIC | Forces of production THESI (workers) S Come into conflict with the current model/system of production ANTI-THESIS SLAVE SYSTEM | Produces a new mode of production SYNTHESIS FEUDAL | MODERN SYSTEM | Marx argued that capitalism was a problem, others argues that capitalism was the solution Social Stratification – society’s hierarchical ranking of people into a social classes Social Class – based on both birth and achievements as a group Social Status – position within the class structure; social value Principles of social stratification: Meritocracy Relatively stable (some social mobility) Varies in how it presents itself (income vs. prestige) Fair and just Closed and Open Systems (Page 171 – 174) Social systems rank people in two ways - Closed systems and open systems Closed systems based on ascribed status (what your born into) / a social system in which status
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