13 terms

sociology 2a social class

structured ranking- (separate the haves from the have nots)
closed system
stratification that does not allow movement
open system
stratification that allows change
types of stratification
slavery, caste, social class
closed system, ascribed status
closed system ascribed status based on religon
social class (system)
open system, ascribed and achieved - tied to economics
social class (define)
a category of people who share a similiar position in stratification .
pillars of social class
wealth (NOT INCOME), education, occupational prestige
cultural capitol
social assets including value system, beliefs, language and culture ("taste" preference. nascar v opera, what fork do you use?)
functionalist and stratification
useful and inevitable- greater rewards to better positions
conflict and stratification
oppertunity hoarding, ensures lack of talent development
symbolic interactionalist and stratification
how you learn your place in society, social institutions reinforce distinctions among social classes (beliefs actions and identity tied to social class)