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17 Cards in this Set

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a wold in which nations are economically and politically interdependent
modern world system
single world system committed to production for sale or exchange, with the object of maximizing profits rather than supplying domestic needs
capitalist world economy
wealth or resources invested in business with the intent of using the means of production to produce a profit
key claim of this theory is that an identifiable social system, based on wealth and power differentials, extends beyond individual states and nations
world-system theory
intermediate between core and periphery
lowest nations in power, wealth and influence
two classes in stratification
bourgeoisie and proletariat
owners of factories, mines, large farms, and other means of production
working class, made of people who had to sell their labor to survive
weber defined three dimensions of social stratification
wealth power prestige
features a substantial contrast between both capitalists and workers in the core nations and workers on the periphery
world stratification system
closed, hereditary systems of stratification that often are dictated by religion
caste systems
castelike system that legally maintained hierarchy, blacks, whites, and asians had their own seperate and unequal neighborhoods, schools, laws, and punishments
status from family background, ethnicity, gender, religion
ascribed status
in this class system, individual achievement and personal merit would determine social rank
open class system
refers to a policy of extending the rule of a nation or empire, such as british empire, over foreign nations and of taking and holding foreign colonies
refers to the political, social, economic, and cultural domination of a territory and its people by a foregn power for an extended time