Chapt 7 - , Sociology In Our Times

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1. Define the following:

a. Meritocracy

b. Feminization of poverty

c. Pink collar work

d. Absolute poverty

2. How does Symbolic Interactionist theory explain inequality in the United States?

3. How does stratification relate to socialization considering intra and inter generational mobility?

4. Discuss the theoretical similarities and differences of Karl Marx and Max Weber perspectives? 4b.Which of both theories best analyze or represent American society social classes as you know it

5. Discuss Karl Marx explanation of exploitation, inequality and alienation.

6. In contemporary sociological models of the U.S. class structure, discuss Max Weber’s model as they relate to the various social classes from the Capitalist (upper) Class to the Under Class?

6b. How true is the American cliché pull yourself by your boot strap in relationship to Max and Weber’s theories

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