Sociology 2 Chapter 8

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Status
 
A socially defined position in a group or society
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Social Differentiation
 
The process by which different statuses develop
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Social Stratification
 
A hierarchy of sociological "power" determined mostly by what groups have access...
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Estate system
 
A system where there is one powerful leader who is the elite who has control over the resources. 
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Caste System
 
Ascribed status, or it is given at birth. Apartheid
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Class system
 
Achieved status, Their status depends on them. 
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Social Class
 
The Social Structural position groups hold relative to the resources of society. 
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Life Chances
 
The chances people have in life because of their social class. Max Weber
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Conspicuous Consumption
 
Thorstein Veblen. The display of goods defines ones social class.
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Economic Restructuring 
 
The decline of manufacturing jobs, the increase of technological change, and the process of...
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Net Worth
 
All financial assets - debt
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Socioeconomic status
 
Income, occupational prestige, education
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Educational Attainment
 
measured as total years of formal education
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Urban Underclass
 
those below the lower class- those not likely to get jobs and that life on welfare
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Meritocracy
 
a system in which status is based on merit or accomplishments only
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Social Mobility
 
movement over time from one class to another 
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Class Consciousness
 
The perception that a class structure exists alolng wit ha feeling of shared identification...
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False consciousness
 
Karl Marx. A domoinant class influences subordinate classes wiht beliefs, so people think they...
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Max Weber
 
Class- Economic part
Status- Social Prestige
Party- political power
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Poverty Line
 
Amount of money needed to support the basic needs of a household. Determined by government. 
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Feminization of Poverty
 
Women and children that are poor. 
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Culture of Poverty
 
The poor are poor because they lack work ethic and values and are irresponsible, etc. 
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TANF
 
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. Families can recieve help for 5 years, but they have...

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