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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."