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slavery?
legalized social inequality
castes?
heredity systems of rank, usually religiously dictated, that tend to be immobile
estates?
required that pesants work land leased to them by nobles in exchange 4 military protection
social classes?
social rankings based on economic position
social mobility?
mvmt of indv or groups from one position of a societies stratiifcation system to another
structural social mobility?
shift in social position in large numbers of ppl due more to changes in society itself than indv efforts
ideology?
cultural beliefes that justify particular social arrangments;including patterns of inequality
open stratification system?
indv position is influenced by achieved status
closed stratification system?
present little or no possibility of moving up
meritocracy?
refers to social stratification are based on personal merit