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Introduction to Sociology; Notes for Week of March 28th-April 1st

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Introduction to Sociology; Notes for Week of March 28th-April 1st 1614-10

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These notes cover Chapter 7, which will be part of our test on April 11th.
Intro to Sociology
Guenette, Lynn
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Date Created: 03/23/16
Introduction to Sociology 1614-11 Week of March 28 -April 1 Lecture Notes Chapter 7- Social Stratification Social Class  20% is skewed toward the top  The top 1-2% controls 40% of the country’s wealth  In the U.S. we have a class system-some movement in which class you’re in  India-caste system-whatever class you’re born in is the class you’ll die in o Believe in reincarnation-that’s the main reason most people work so hard  Closed system How do we determine social class?  Income  Housing-where and what it looks like  Assets-heritable-intergenerational mobility  Spending money  Job  Where you go to school and for how long  Appearance-how you present yourself  Life span-poor people have lower life spans  Health  Life chances-happiness  Etiquette  Language-how you talk and what words you use  Power *Since 1973 the middle class has shrunk in the U.S.-especially since the 1990s *Globally ¼ of the population are in absolute deprivation-life threatening-no water, food, or medical/health care *Geographically: South of the Equator is poor, North of the Equator is rich- why?   Colonization: outside country controls politics and economics-taking out wealth  1960s mostly disappeared  Power vacuumdisorderdictatorships  Neocolonialism: control through economicsPower Elite What Should Be Done? Modernizardon Theory: Why is 3 world poor? *Lack of infrastructure  Low literacy rates  High birth rates  Low life expectancy  Narrow export oriented economies Debt to 1 World:  Build infrastructure educate workers  Middle class emerges *Mixed Results:  Higher middle class in China, Indian and Southeast Asia World Systems Theory:  1 world takes advantage of 3 world-should stay out *Saks says: o Educate girls, not just boys o Low birth rates o Access to birth control What Should Be Done About Inequality?  Rosseau: property causes inequalities; believed in reducing inequalities  MalThus: inequality is necessary; high populationinequal food production  Hegel: Dialect; master/slave relationships, more slaves now than in 1865 o Sex Slaves-organized crime, terrorists  Can make more money because they can sell them over and over again


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