SOC 101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 4: Ascribed Status, Achieved Status, Macrosociology

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This chapter is divided into two parts with two levels of analysis: social structure (macrosociology) and social interaction (microsociology) One"s class location is based on income, education, and occupational prestige. A large number of people with similar incomes, education levels, and occupational prestige make up a social class. Determines: residence, health outcomes, education, health and mental. For conflict theorists, class is the primary element of social structure that determines individual"s fates. Describes the position that a person occupies in a society or a: social status social group or unwillingly. Social status is a recognized position that an individual occupies willingly. Statuses are socially defined not individually defined. Statuses define who and what we are in relation to others. Statuses guide social interaction each status involves particular duties, rights and expectations. Statuses are classified in terms of how individuals obtain them.

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