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Flashcards - Stratification & Social Mobility

Flashcards - Stratification & Social Mobility
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master status
In Sociology, master status is the social position that is the primary identifying characteristic of an individual
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ascribed status
Ascribed status is the social status a person is assigned at birth or assumed involuntarily later in life
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ascribed status
Ascribed status is the social status a person is assigned at birth or assumed involuntarily later in life
master status
In Sociology, master status is the social position that is the primary identifying characteristic of an individual
Achieved status
Achieved status is a concept developed by the anthropologist Ralph Linton denoting a social position that a person can acquire on the basis of merit; it is a position that is earned or chosen
conspicuous consumption
Conspicuous consumption is the spending of money on and the acquiring of luxury goods and services to publicly display economic power-of the income or of the accumulated wealth of the buyer

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