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sociology CH. 10 soc 140 A
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Cheyenne Harding on Sunday April 3, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to soc 140 A at Fort Hays State University taught by Dr. Zollinger in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 9 views. For similar materials see Intro to Sociology in Sociology at Fort Hays State University.
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Date Created: 04/03/16
Sociology Ch. 10 What is Social Class? - Distinction between wealth (value of property holdings minus debt) and income (flow of money from all sources) - Distribution of property - Distribution of income Power- the ability to carry out one’s will, even over resistance of others - “Democratic Façade” In spite of our representative democracy, the most influential members of the capitalist class and the upper-upper class make decisions about laws and policy - Power Elite - Interlocking directorates (from Ch. 9) - Government makes no structure threatening decisions without power elite Prestige - Displaying prestige Conspicuous consumption - Occupations and prestige (see table 10.2) The pay more They require more education They entail more abstract thought They offer greater autonomy
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