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Stratification. Stratification Systems Types Slave: owners/slaves Estate: nobility/church/ commoners Caste: birth & occupation Class: economics/ sociocultural.

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1 Stratification

2 Stratification Systems Types Slave: owners/slaves Estate: nobility/church/ commoners Caste: birth & occupation Class: economics/ sociocultural traits Comparative components 1) Relative importance of ascribed v. achieved statuses 2) Degree of mobility or openness

3 What is the Basis of social stratification? Marx Relationship to the means of production “Haves” v. “Have nots” Bourgeoisie/ capitalists v. proletariat /workers

4 What is the Basis of social stratification? Ralf Dahrendorf May 1, 1929 – June 17, 2009) "command class" V. "obey class" those with authority v. those without

5 What is the Basis of social stratification? Weber Life Chances Class, Status, Party Class = market situation Status=social esteem Party=ability to mobilize group for goal

6 A variety of ways to look at class

7 SES = Socioeconomic Status income/education/occupational prestige

8 Class interactive ional/ _CLASS_GRAPHIC/index_01.ht ml ES

9 Income: Geography of Recession

10 Gilbert-Kahl Model of the Class Structure

11 Subjective class identification

12 Political Behavior

13 Intersecting spheres

14 Wealth

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16 Occupy Wall Street

17 Occupy Wall Street

18 That 9% rate, by the way, equates to 14 million Americans—people who want to work but can't find a job. 9% rate, by the way, equates to 14 million Americans—people who want to work but can't find a job. 10?op=1#ixzz1d3wjWqhUhttp://www.businessinsider.com/what-wall-street-protesters-are-so-angry-about ?op=1#ixzz1d3wjWqhU

19 CEO pay is now 350X the average worker's, up from 50X from

20 Corporate profits just hit another all-time high.

21 The role of education in class

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23 Savage Inequalities Photos of East St. Louis Jonathan Kozol September 5, 1936-


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