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Chapter 24

Chapter 24 Compass

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University of Toronto Scarborough
Malcolm Mac Kinnon

Compass: (1) Chap. 14, Politics (2) Chap. 16, Religion (3) Chap. 22, Technology and Global Environment (4) Chap. 7, Deviance and Crime Mapping: (1) Chap. 24, Domhoff, Who Rules America? (2) Chap. 35, Mills, Power Elite (3) Chap. 44, Weber, Protestant Ethic (4) Chap. 46, Shorto, Faith at Work (5) Chap. 19, Rosenhan, Sane in Insane Places (6) Chap. 21, Draus and Carlson, Down on Main Street CH.24- WHO RULES AMERICA? DOMHOFF Socioeconomic status (SES): -sociologists used various indicators to measure social class. -calculated using income, educational attainment, and occupational status. Domhoff finds that in addition to wealth, the upper class, shares a distinctive lifestyle thought participation in various social institutions. He argues not only that there is a cohesive upper class in the US, but also that the upper class has a disproportionate share of power through its control over economic and political decision making in this country. - Most of America doesnt like the idea of social class. - There must be patterned ways of organizing the lives of its members from infancy to old age that create a relatively unique style of life, and there must be mechanisms for socializing both the younger generation and new adult members who have risen from lower social levels. - Four different types of empirical studies establish the existence of an interrelated set of social institutions, organizations, and social activities, They arehistorical case studies, quantitative studies of biographical directories, open-ended surveys of knowledgeable observers, and interview studies with members of the upper-middle and upper classes. Preparing for Power www.notesolution.com
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