Chapter 8 section 1
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What are the three shared characteristics of socially stratified systems?
They all share a form of inequality, they all consist of some form of rank, they are all systems of stratification.
A form of social stratification in which some people are literally owned by others as their property.
A social system in which ones social status is held for life.
Large scale grouping of people who share common economic resources that strongly influence the type of lifestyle they are able to lead.
Class systems vary in four different ways
1. Class systems are fluid and movement is possible.
2. Classes are economically based
3. Positions are partly achieved.
4. Class systems are large scale and impersonal.
The structuring of inequalities between groups in society, in terms of their access to material or symbolic rewards. While all societies involve some form of this, only the development of state based systems did wide differences in wealth and power arise. The most distinctive form in modern societies is class divisions.
A system of social hierarchy that allows individuals movement between classes. The four chief bases of class are ownership of wealth, occupation, income, and education.
What are two examples of caste systems in the world today?
India's culture and the Hindu belief in rebirth.
Women from the Dalit caste.
How is the concept of class different from that of caste
Class systems are fluid with movement possible, and are large scale whereas caste systems in which ones social status is held for life.
Money received from paid wages and salaries or earned investments.
Money and material possessions held by an individual or group.
What are two examples of non economical indicators of ones social class?
Consumption and lifestyle choices
One of the strongest predictors of occupation, income, and wealth later on in life.