Which of the following definitions best describes the process of social stratification?
It is the system of structured social inequality and the structure of mobility in a society.
What is the significant difference between the class system and the systems of slavery, caste, and estate?
The class system has changeable boundaries.
If a person were living during Karl Marx's lifetime and worked at the Smittertown ironworks, Marx would consider that person a member of the ___.
Sally is employed as a computer programmer for the Ellis Corporation. She has a savings account of 15,000 and owns a few shares of Ellis stock. She thinks of herself as an investor rather than as a worker. Marx would maintain that Sally has experienced _________.
false class consciousness
How is Max Weber's idea of social class different from Marx's?
Weber believed that wealth, power, and prestige could all affect a person's social class.
Karl Marx though of inequality in terms of two main classes; by contrast, Max Weber claimed that social position was based on a person's ___.