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CHAPTER 8 – Social Structure and Society
Assignment: Read chapter 8 – Sociology
101 by Jon Shepard
study of this chapter, you will be able to:
the relationship between social stratification and social class.
and contrast the three dimensions of stratification
the major differences between the functionalist, conflict, and symbolic interactionist approaches to social stratification.
the distinguishing characteristics of the major social classes in America.
the extent of poverty and the perceptions of poverty in the United
commitment to poverty programs
some of the consequences of social stratification
upward and downward social mobility in the United
the major features of global stratification
the existence of a class at the bottom of the American social stratification
structure. Compare the explanations for the enduring presence of this class
that would be given by functionalism and conflict theory.
and more of the poor in the United States
are women and children. Related the feminization of poverty to the prevailing
view of the poor held by most Americans. Is there an inconsistency? Why or why
are a member of a particular social class. Discuss your life chances and
lifestyle in sociological terms.