The Social Stratification Of Social Class

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Social Stratification, a class structure system that provides different groups with varied rewards, resources, and privileges. For example, the basic hierarchy system follows the high class, the middle class, and the low class. For the majority, we are born into a class, which means we can’t control our social stratification status.

Working Class, a group of people within the social stratification that are in the lower-middle class. According to our lecture, the working class is considered by those who make $40,000-$70,000. Without the working class, we wouldn’t have people fulfill the jobs of your average civilian with a college degree, for example, teachers.

C. Wright Mills suggested that we have to be able to imagine that inequality exists. …show more content…

This is significant because the richer keeps getting richer. In addition, the Industrial Revolution is an important term as well when we look at Karl Marx.

Means of Production, the factories, farms, and businesses, where goods and services were developed and dispersed. This is an important term because, within the means of production, they are two classes. The bourgeoisie-class with ownership of various sectors, and the proletariat which involves the workers, who do not own the means of productions.

G. William Domhoff believed that the power elite has members primarily born into the upper class. To put it bluntly, the wealth of rich people are inherently given. This is important because the wealth in the United States is being obtained by the “1%”. Again, the richer are getting richer and the poor class is getting …show more content…

They’re 4 type of capitals. Financial capital, cultural, human, and social capital. Each one of them is unique. Financial capital refers to salary, investments, mortgages, pretty much anything to do with money, and lifestyle is a big part of the financial capital. Cultural capital represents the knowledge, skills, and behavior that gets passed down from one generation to another. In contrast to human capital, involves skills, knowledge, and expertise people acquire to be successful. In the human capital, individuals usually receive human capital from schooling and or job training. Cultural capital and human capital may be similar to one another but they have their differences. One significant is that in human capital, the knowledge and skills aren’t passed down from generations to generation instead they are learned from an expertise. Lastly, social capital can be referred as “social networking.” Social capital represents “those individuals, networks, groups, and organizations that can assist participants in pursuing valued objectives” (Coleman 1988). What it means, basically if you have friends and or family who has a valuable position, they may have the ties and strings to bring you with them, and or give you an opportunity that a non-relative

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