in Karl Marx's analysis, those who own and control the means of production in capitalist societies
Pierre Bourdieu's term for the kinds of resources that individuals have in varying social classes and factions within classes
stratification system with clearly marked class divisions, in which people are born and have little chance for mobility to a different class.
Max Weber's term for those who, by virtue of their personal qualities, can mobilize subordinates in a system of inequality to engage in conflict with superordinates
for Max Weber, those who share a common set of life chances and opportunities in markets; for Karl Marx, the divisions in a society reflecting ownership of the means of production; for more general analysis, the differences among subpopulations by virtue of their respective share of valued resources
existence within each social class of a dominant, intermediate, and dominated sector or faction. members of similar factions in different social classes often have more in common with each other than with members of their own class