Sociology Chapter 7

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Stratification

Society made of of different layers/strata that are arranged in a hierarchy.

Social Stratification

People at the top are "better" than people at the bottom.... People at the top have more of something values in society.

Caste, Estate, Class

Three kinds of stratification

Caste System

What system says that a persons rank in the hierarchy is determined at birth?

Estate System

What system says that the top of the hierarchy owned the land and leased it to be worked by those lower in the hierarchy

Stratification

Society made up of different layers/strata that are arranged in a hierarchy

Social Stratification

People at the top are 'better' than people at the bottom. -- By saying better it means that people at the top have more of something valued in society.

Caste Estate Class

What are the three types of stratification systems?

Caste System

What stratification system states that a persons rank in the hirarchy is determined at birth

Estate System

What stratification system states that the top of the hierarchy owened the land and leased it to be worked by those lower in the hierarchy

Class System

What stratification system states that you can change posotions int the hierarchy in this system.

Marx

Who said that the economic system is the most imporatant part of society

Weber

"Who said that our position in a stratification system is a combination of class, status, and power."

Class

A group of people with about the same income and power.

Income

"Amount of money you receve in wages, salaries, and investments."

Wealth

Your Net-Worth

Social Mobility

The ability to move within the same level of a stratification system

Horizonal Mobility

The type of mobility that allows you to move within the same level of a stratification system

Vertical Mobility

The ability to move to different levels of startification systems

Power

The ability to exercise one's will over another

Socioeconomic Standing

"The combination of income, wealth, education, and occupational prestige."

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