Exam 3 Week 1 Notes
Exam 3 Week 1 Notes Soc 211
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Sociology Stratification o the structured inequality of entire categories of people who have different access to social rewards based upon their status on the social hierarchy 0 When the inequality becomes patterned or organized the society is said to be stratified Every society treats people who have certain characteristics differently Societies may treat people differently on the basis of o EducationalAttainment 0 Age 0 Skin color 0 Sex 0 Religious beliefs 0 FinancialSuccess The usual result of these distinctions is social inequality Stratification The division of large numbers of people into layers according to their relative power wealth amp prestige Social Class A large group of people who rank closely to one another in wealth power and prestige Upper Middle and Lower Classes 0 The higher ranks are deemed more important or quotsuperiorquot o The lower classes are considered less important or quotinferiorquot where an individual is within the system of hierarchy constitutes his or her Social Status Socioeconomic Status SES Education Occupation Income Stratification Systems 0 Caste System 0 EX India 0 Ascribed Status 0 Endogamous to marry within a group 0 Based on religion 0 Class System 0 Upper Middle Lower Class o EX England 0 Boundaries between strata are more flexible social mobility 0 Occupation and Income 0 Achieved Status 0 Classless System 0 Ex Soviet Union O No economically based strata O Inequality remained O Apparatchiks and intelligentsia Basic Characteristic of Stratification Systms o Unequal distribution of wealth 0 Universal with variable forms 0 Differences in lifestyles o Endures over many generations American Class System 0 Wealth O One39s total assets including property an income 0 Income 0 Money earned from wages and investments 0 Power 0 The ability to control others events or resources in spite of obstacles resistance or oppo on