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5 Matching questions

  1. False consciousness
  2. Open class systems
  3. Working class via Marx
  4. Poverty line
  5. Human capital theory
  1. a those who sell labor for wages
  2. b class consciousness of subordinate classes who had internalized th view of the dominant class; Karl Marx used term; ruling class controls subordinate classes
  3. c Determined by the gvt to be the amount of money needed to support the basic needs of a household; below this line, one is officially poor
  4. d Placement in the class system is based on individual achievement, not ascription; loose class boundaries, high rates of class mobility, weak perceptions of class difference
  5. e result of differences int he indiviual characteristic st aht worker bring to jobs; assumes that the economic syste m is fair and competitive adn that wage discrepancies reflect differences in the resources that individuals bring to jobs

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the idea that a minority group must adopt alleged dominant group values to succeed
  2. the interactive or combined effects of racism, classism, and gender in the oppression of people
  3. Behavior: negative/unequal treatment of members of a group based on their membership in that group
  4. Defined classes in a relationship to the means of production, the system by which goods are produced and distributed
  5. segregation in the labor market based on factors sucha s race, class, age or any combination thereof

5 True/False questions

  1. Basis for US stratificationClass, age, ethnicity, national origin, gender


  2. Class systemOne's ascribed status (quality given to an individual by circumstances of birth) is that person's place in the system; ex: apartheid


  3. Feminist theoryevolved from recognizing the socially constructed nature of sexual identity; interprets society as forcing sexual boundaries on people; challenges the idea that only one form of sexuality is normal and all other forms are deviant or wrong


  4. Femenismrefers to advocating a more just society for women


  5. Functionalist perspective on inequalityParts of society are in basic harmony; inequality servews an important purpose in society: motivates people to fill dft positions that are needed for survival of the whole; a reward system that motivates people to succeed


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