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Soc Stratification

by: Mina Heaney

Soc Stratification SOC 140

Mina Heaney
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This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by Mina Heaney on Tuesday September 8, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to SOC 140 at University of California - Davis taught by Staff in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 11 views. For similar materials see /class/187316/soc-140-university-of-california-davis in Sociology at University of California - Davis.


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Date Created: 09/08/15
Theoretical Approaches to Social Strati cation The Marxian Tradition 1 A Brief Biography of Karl Marx 2 Unita Line of Historical Development s Means of Production De nes Economic Relations Relations Phase of Human History to Means Primitive of Communism Slavery Feudalism Capitalism Communism Production Socialism Owner Masters Landowners Bourgeoisie Egalitarian Common Craftsmen Craftsmen Egalitarian People Apprentices Farmer Small Businesspeople Nonowner Slaves Serfs Proletariat Mg Class 2 quot Means of Production De nes Political Relations The ruling class takes control of government apparatus to maintain their wealth and advantageous position s Means of Production De nes Means of Mental Production The ruling class shapes the ideological superstructure 3 Class Relations in Capitalism s Exploitative Relations between the capitalists and workers Value and Surplus Value Examples Garment Workers and Factory Owners Professional Athletes and Owners of Sport ClubsTeams Bill Gates and his Software Engineers s Class Con ict Class in Itself only have objective interests in common economic deprivation Class Consciousness homogenization of the proletariat continued con ontations with owners Class for Itself recognize its common interests and act upon them 4 The Legacy of Marxism Inspirations to Later Research on High Concentration of Economic Power Deep Interpenetration of Economic and Political Power Exploitative Relationship between Owners and Workers Middle Class es Class Polarization and Class Struggle Economic expansion and political reform have diversi ed and diffused the structure of social classes Sociologist Eric Olin Wright Different ways surplus value is extracted from the working class 1 Authority Organizational Assets Managers Supervisors 2 Skills and Credentials Skill Assets Experts Contradictory Class Position


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