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Hierarchical - Sociological Imagination - Lecture Slides

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Post: December 29th, 2012
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Hierarchical, Social Stratification, Property, Closed Stratification Systems, Slavery and Castes, Social Position, Slavery, Chattel Slavery, Domestic Slavery, Discussion are some points from this lecture.
Hierarchical, Social Stratification, Property, Closed Stratification Systems, Slavery and Castes, Social Position, Slavery, Chattel Slavery, Domestic Slavery, Discussion are some points from this lecture.
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CHAPTER 8: SOCIAL STRATIFICATION docsity.com WHAT IS SOCIAL STRATIFICATION? • A hierarchical ranking of people who have different access to valued resources • Property, prestige, power, and status 1 docsity.com Closed Stratification Systems • Movement from one social position to another is limited due to ascribed statuses. • Slavery and castes are closed systems. docsity.com 1 Slavery • In slavery, some people own others and have control over their lives – In chattel slavery people are bought and sold as commodities. – In domestic slavery employers force people to work for long hours and little if any pay. docsity.com 1 Discussion How is it possible for employers to enslave workers, even in the United States? docsity.com 1 Caste Systems • In caste systems, social categories are based on heredity. • India is the classic example. • Indian castes – Brahmins—priests and scholars – Kshatriyas—kings and warriors – Vaishyas—merchants and farm..

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