TAMU SOCI 205 - Stratification (2 pages)

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Texas A&M University
Soci 205 - Intro To Sociology

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SOCI 205 1st Edition Lecture 4 Outline of Last Lecture II Research Methods Cont a Ethnography b Surveys c Experiments Outline of Current Lecture II Stratification III Systems of Stratification Current Lecture II Social Stratification a Structured inequalities how different attributes affect one s status in society b Cf Therborn on difference v inequality i Sociologists are not interested in differences but inequality ii Differences could be the result of chance individuals obtaining different talents skills yet could still effect outcome c Class i Marx who owns the means of production factories fields ships etc 1 Capitalism Two main classes owners and workers ii Weber skills credentials elements which are independent of property 1 Capitalism Many classes a Among workers vary by skill high skill low skill etc 2 Status social honor or prestige that a particular group is accorded by other members of society III Systems of Stratification a Slavery ownership of others as property b Caste systems i One s social status is given for life 1 Ascription determined at birth and does not change ii Social life is segregated These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute c Intimate relationships are restricted to members of one s own caste i E g anti miscegenation law restricted interracial marriage in some southern states d Class i More fluid mobility is possible ii Positions are partly achieved see outcome of performance and merit 1 Contrast with ascriptions determined at birth iii Economically based e Life chances Weber i A person s opportunities for achieving economic prosperity vary people have different life chances

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