Всего учебных программ в данном разделе: 1
Social Inequality [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 02-10-2003Susan W. Hinze
Our positions in the social structure (based upon social class, race or ethnicity, and gender) shape the opportunities and constraints we encounter as we move through our lives. Class, race or ethnicity, and gender are considered different but interrelated (not simply additive) axes of social structure. The structural pattern that emerges from this matrix affects individual consciousness, group interaction and group access to institutional power and privilege. Whether we like the current stratification system or not (and, we generally like it when our status gives us advantage and dislike it when we are disadvantaged), our job as social scientists is to understand it. How did the stratification system come about? Is it natural? How is it maintained or reproduced? These are some of the questions we will consider as the semester unfolds.