Sociology The Core Study Set 1

Sociology

Quiz 6 :

Social Stratification

Quiz 6 :

Social Stratification

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Power refers to the ability of individuals and groups to realize their will in human affairs even if it involves the resistance of others.
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Max Weber is given credit for developing the roles that conspicuous leisure and conspicuous consumption have in revealing social ranking.
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Max Weber took a single-dimensional view of stratification by identifying social class as the only concept of significance in the social ranking of people and groups.
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Social differentiation sets the stage for the social ranking of people in a society.
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Social respect, admiration, and recognition associated with a particular social status are examples of the sociological view of prestige.
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A closed class system is supported by stratification that is based primarily on achieved status.
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The ideal that people in America should experience rewards that they earn through their merit and competence is not totally realized because America also places some degree of reliance on ascribed statuses.
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Social stratification is the term used to describe the ranking or grading of people and groups into hierarchical layers.
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Our social positions change throughout the life cycle, and so do the status symbols of these positions.
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Social differentiation is another word for social stratification.
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Karl Marx believed that the key to social stratification in capitalist societies is the separation between those who own and control the means of production and those who are the laborers.
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Inequality in the incomes of American citizens is greater than inequality in wealth.
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The United States serves as a good example of a relatively open class system.
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Surveys show that most Americans typically are optimistic about the future, believing they have a good chance for "getting ahead."
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Based on current figures that show the percentages of aggregate income of each economic layer in the United States, we live in a highly egalitarian society.
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From a social stratification perspective, social arrangements essentially are neutral because they serve and promote the goals and interests of people in a roughly egalitarian manner.
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Income refers to what people own at a particular point in time, while wealth refers to the amount of new money people receive within a given time frame.
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The United States is founded on the idea that all people should enjoy equal status within the confines of a classless society.
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Prestige determines the ability of people to make the world work on their behalf even when the world may not want to work on their behalf.
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For every dollar in wealth owned by a white household, the average African American household owns 10 cents and the average Hispanic household owns 12 cents.
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