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Social Classes
1
-a system of social stratification based on income or possession of wealth and resources.

-Social mobility is possible in a class system
Caste

2
-assignment at birth to the ranked social or occupational groups of parents
Means of Production

3
-materials such as land, machines, or tools that people need to produce things
Culture of Poverty

4
-a phrase coined by Oscar Luis to describe the lifestyle and world view of people who inhabit urban and rural slums.
Division of Labor

5
-A work system characterized by division of tasks and specialization of occupations.
Integrative Theory of Social Stratification

6
-a theory based on the assumption that social hierarchy is necessary for the smooth functioning of society.
Exploitative Theory of Social Stratification

7
-a theory based on the assumption that social stratification and hierarchy exist because one group of individuals seeks to take advantage of another group for economic purposes.
Genocide

8
-an attempt to exterminate a people.
Surplus Value of Labor

9
-term suggested by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels for the portion of a person's labor that is retained as profit by those who control the means of production.
Violent Revolution

10
-term suggested by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels for the necessary response of workers to their repression by the ruling class.