social Inequality Patterns and Processes

| January 21, 2016

syllabus shows Read Material Social Inequality Patterns and Processes Sixth Edition and answer following question profoundly

What does Marx mean by Means of production
What does he mean by economic base vs. superstructure? Which comes first for Marx?
Describe 3 ways in which the rich keep control, according to Marx?
What is “class for itself” and why is it important?

What is one of the most important reasons for why revolution did work, in your opinion?

What is the image of society used by Durkheim (how does society work?)

Explain how Davis & Moore explain why some earn more money than others.

What are the 5 components of the dominant culture, or ideology, in America?

What do we mean by “self-made man”?

In the recent (2009) national Pew survey, what percentage said success was based on individual person’s effort?

How is our approach to welfare different from the European countries?

What do we mean by “meritocracy”?

What does the cartoon about meritocracy (p 231) make fun of?

How do Americans feel about the rich?

Define these terms: intergenerational mobility, intergenerational mobility, downward mobility.

What percent of us do not experience mobility?

Which class has the highest percentage moving up to the top class?

Which class moves up the most?
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