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Sociology - E3 - P2

Sociology - Exam 3 - Part 2 - Chapter 8 & 9

system by which a society ranks categories of people in a hierarchy Social Stratification
one person owns another Chattel slavery
employers hold workers captive by paying them too little to meet their debts Debt bondage
movement of men, women & children from one place to another for the purpose of forced labor Human trafficking
social stratification based on ascription or birth Caste System
marriage within caste endogamy
social stratification based on both birth & individual achievement Class System
based on personal merit Meritocracy
social stratification has beneficial consequences for society Davis-Moore Thesis
More important positions must be filled by the more qualified people Structural Functional
Some positions are more important than others Structural Functional
Said social stratification is based on relationship to the means of production Karl Marx, Social Conflict
owners & operators Capitalists
sell their labor Proletariats
Said Social class is 3 dimensional Max Weber, Social Conflict
3 dimensions of Max Weber's theory Class (position), Status (prestige), Power
ranking based on various dimensions of social inequality Socioeconomic status (SES)
buying & using products with an eye to the “statement” they make about social position Conspicuous consumption
Four general rankings of Social Class in the U.S. Upper, Middle, Working, Lower
Severities of Poverty Relative, Absolute, Official
The working rich lower uppers
Created by: K1N1V