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ranks with groups in system of inequality, creates and maintains those differences

definition of social stratification

hierarchy, inequality, power, purpose, system, ideology, (+/-)

social stratification components

slavery, caste, estate, class

systems of social stratification

age, sex/gender, race/ethnicity, ses, sexual orientation, physical ablebodieness

means of social stratification

1) free and no form of government
2) best opportunities for economic growth
3) assumes all nations will benefit from capitalism
4) blame low income nations for their poverty

market oriented theories

1) role of government
2) government provide cheap loans, tax, breaks, etc.
3) acts of repression
4) forces successful businesses to invest money where they want it

state centered theories

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