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OER Text materialSocial Class in the United StatesSociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World- Chapter 8 Section 3This section begins by explaining the difference between measuring class objectively or subjectively.  A pie chart with 2008 GSS data is used to illustrate subjective measurement of social class. The section continues with a discussion of the American class structure and an overview of the major class divisions. Finally social mobility is discussed.  The objectives at the start of the section state that a functionalist and conflict theorist view of the American class structure is presented, however, there is only a slight mention of these perspectives in this chapter. This is not the section to use for a theoretical discussion of class. The concepts of status, status inconsistency and status symbol are not discussed in this textbook. Conspicuous consumption is addressed briefly in section 8.2, but many key terms related to social class are missing.What is Social Stratificiation? Open Stax does provide a definition of status consistency, inconsistency and meritocracy.
Subject:
Sociology
Level:
Community College / Lower Division, College / Upper Division
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
12/11/2018
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
Language:
English
Media Format:
Downloadable docs, eBook, Text/HTML, Video

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