Sociology 427 (Social Stratification) 8-24-16
Sociology 427 (Social Stratification) 8-24-16 Soc 427
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Sydney Anderson on Saturday August 20, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Soc 427 at University of Mississippi taught by Thomas, James Michael in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 30 views. For similar materials see Social Stratification in Sociology & Anthropology at University of Mississippi.
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Date Created: 08/20/16
August 24, 2016 What is stratification created by? Economic markets o Buyers, sellers, goods, exchanges, workers o There is no equity in a capitalist exchange—the seller sets the price Inequalities between groups Social and political institutions (ex. Education) Global and social trends (ex. Out-sourcing labor overseas after 1970) “Class Consciousness” blog post Class involves: o Appearance (ex. clothing, hygiene) o Consumption patterns (ex. preferred entertainment, food) o Interactive patterns (ex. approaching other people, body language) Class isn’t something you are, it’s something you do (perform). Preface to The Making of the English Working Class Written by a mid-20 century activist Agency: the ability to determine one’s life path o The opposite of structure Class is a historical phenomenon that unifies seemingly unrelated experiences and consciousness (people working very different jobs all see themselves in the same group in relation to society).
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