Class and Equality

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class

a system of power based on wealth, income, and status that creates an unequal distribution of a societies sources

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egalitarian society

a group based on the sharing of resources to ensure success with a relative absence of hierarchy and violence

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recipriocity

the exchange of resources, goods, and services among people of relatively equal status; meant to create and reinforce social ties

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ranked society

a group in which wealth is not stratified but prestige and status are

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redistribution

a form of exchange in which accumulated wealth is collect from the members of the group and reallocated in a different pattern

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potlach

elaborate redistribution ceremony practiced among the kwakiutl of the Pacific Northwest.

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bourgeoisie

marxist term for the capitalist class that owns the means of production

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means of production

the factories, machines, tools, raw materials, land, and finances needed to make things

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proletariat

marxist term for the class of laborers who own only their labor

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prestige

the reputation, influence and difference bestowed on certain because because of their membership in certain groups

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life chances

an individuals opportunities to improve quality of life and achieve life goals

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social mobility

the movement of one class position, upward or downward in stratified societies

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social reproduction

the phenomenon whereby social and class relations of prestige or lack of, are passed from one generation to the next

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habitus

Bourdieu's term to describe the self-perceptions and beliefs that develop as part of ones social identity and shape one's conceptions of the world and where one fits in it

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cultural capital

the knowledge, habits, and tastes lead from parents and family that individuals can use to gain access to scarce and valuable resources in society

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intersectionality

an analytic framework for assessing how factor such as race, gender, and class interact to shape individuals life chances and societal patterns of stratification

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wealth

the total value of what someone owns, minus and debt

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caste

close system of stratification in a society

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achieved status

social position established and changeable during a person lifetime

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ascribed status

social position inherited, assigned at birth, and passed own from generation to generation with enforced boundaries

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dalits

members of India's "lowest" caste; literally meaning "broken people" or "untouchables"