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Social Desirables and Stratification

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Ethan Alegre

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Transcript of Social Desirables and Stratification

Stratification and Its Impact to Social Inequality
Social Desirables and Stratification
MAX WEBER'S THEORY OF STRATIFICATION
"a person's status, or position within a stratified social system, is determined by his/her relative

power, prestige, and wealth
"

*Stratification
- The arrangement or classification of something into
different groups.

Example of Stratification
Power

- defined as the
capacity to influence or control the behavior of individuals and institutions
, whether by persuasion or coercion
Prestige

-

defined as
esteem, respect, or approval
for culturally valued acts or qualities
Wealth

- encompasses the
properties owned by an individual
as well as his/her
material assets
and investment capital like
money


Caste System (India)
Social Mobility System
Social Mobility
- is an individual's ability to
move from one place to another
along the
stratified positions of society

An individual's experience in moving from one social position to another is
HIGHLY DEPENDENT
on the type of society he/she lives in. There are 2 kinds of society:
OPEN

and
CLOSED

TWO KINDS OF SOCIETY
OPEN SOCIETY
- is when stratification is
based on social classes
, where people's social position or status are determined by
economic wealth and income.

CLOSED SOCIETY

- is when changes or shifts in social positions or social mobility are
limited
; and in some societies even
prohibited.
Prevailing social norms, laid down through laws
prohibits a person from moving upward on the social ladder
Group 3: Alegre, Aracama, Capoquian, Dia, Sim
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