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 ___.
What is the major means of control used by the neocolonialists to maintain global stratification?
Creating debt along with ever-mounting interest
The theory that explains how global stratification developed that includes core nations, periphery nations, semi-periphery nations, and external areas is ____.
Raymond earns $58,000 annually at his full-time job. This salary is part of Raymond's ___.
Bill Gates earns both a salary and dividends on his stocks. These dividends make up is ___.
Identify which social class the following description illustrates; Most Americans classify themselves as this social class, including those with annual incomes below $20,000 and those with annual incomes above $150,000.
Stephanie's parents were factory workers. Stephanie, however, earned a doctorate degree and now works in Congress. Stephanie has experienced ___.
Nicolas was a legal secretary. He decided to continue his education and earn his law degree. Nicholas is now a criminal attorney. Nicolas has experienced ____.
The Johnson family cannot afford to buy food for their children. The Johnson family is living in ___.
The Williams family cannot afford to send their children to band camp. The Williams is living in ___.
The fact so many people get asked, "What are you?" in reference to their race is evidence that race ___.
If individuals identify themselves as Italian-American, they have identified themselves in terms of what concept?
When someone who doesn't typically identify as Irish wears a green shirt, drinks green beer, and wears a "kiss me, I'm Irish" t-shirt on St. Patrick's Day, it is an example of ____.
The apartheid system in South Africa is an example of where ___.
John recently received his semester grades and found that he had failed two courses. He says the reason he failed the two courses is that they were taught by female professors. John believes that women are really not smart enough to teach at the college level. In this example, the female professors are ___.
Pedro, a legal immigrant from Mexico, and George, a white male whose family has been in America for several generations, have each applied for a car loan at the local bank. Pedro's loan was turned down while George was granted a loan. In comparing their credit history, both men had good credit, and their debts and income were comparable. This is an example of ________ _________ against Pedro.
Sam, a bartender who saw duty in Vietnam, refuses to serve Asians in his bar because he believes that Asians have no business living in the U.S.A. Sam's actions describe
prejudice and discrimination
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