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Stratification of Difference in Society - Chapter Summary
As you go through these lessons on stratification of difference in society, you can get a better understanding of theories surrounding social stratification. Expert instructors explain how stratification can result in unequal access to power and prestige. They also touch on topics like segregation, genocide, and assimilation. By the end of the chapter, you should be ready to:
- Provide examples of social stratification
- Discuss wealth, power, and prestige as social stratification factors
- Explain what occurs when there are interactions between social majorities and minorities
- Recall differences between class privilege and white privilege
- Provide examples of ethnic, racial, and gender stratification in society
Our instructors provide illustrations and examples to help you quickly comprehend stratification of difference in society. Each lesson includes a brief quiz to assess how much of the content and details you can recall. You can maximize the benefit of this online resource by printing the quiz in worksheet form in order to study offline.
1. Social Stratification: Definition, Theories & Examples
Social stratification refers to a system by which a society ranks categories of people in a hierarchy. Let's examine some of the theories surrounding this concept.
2. Social Stratification Factors: Wealth, Power, & Prestige
All societies rank their members using a hierarchy. This is known as social stratification. This lesson explores the U.S. social stratification system and the social stratification factors of wealth, power, and prestige.
3. Interactions Between Social Majorities and Minorities
The world is a diverse place full of all sorts of people. In this lesson, we'll examine the effects of pluralism and what happens when people from different backgrounds interact, including segregation, genocide, assimilation, and miscegenation.
4. Class Privilege vs. White Privilege
White privilege and class privilege are two concepts that are easy to confuse. They have a lot in common, but there are some key differences. This lesson will examine those differences, as well as how the two intersect.
5. Ethnic, Racial & Gender Stratification in Society
In this lesson, we'll talk about race, ethnicity, and gender as systems of social stratification. This ultimately positions some members of our society as inferior to others, and creates a system of unequal distribution of important resources.
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