Social Stratification Argument Analysis

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Social Stratification is the ranking of each person due to who they are and what they bring to the table. According to Professor Aguilera he states, “Social stratification refers to how individuals and groups are layered or ranked in society according o how many valued resources they possess”. People are separated and are categorized based off how much money they make or who they are represented in society, which is very unequal. A great example of social stratification comes from “Module Seven PowerPoint by Professor Aguilera”. He tells us that in the “Titanic” the lifeboats could of only fit about one thousand passengers out of two thousand passengers. From the calculation in the slide about sixty percent from the wealthy class survived leaving …show more content…
Second argument, is the fact that human who are talented should be encourage to take the most important position in society. Lastly rewards should be granted to those that are most qualified for the most wanted position. These arguments do not give much opportunity to the rest of society, but rather leave them in the dust. These potions are for individuals that are born with automatic success. There is absolutely no relationship between the poor and the rich. This entire argument is the definition of social inequality; because some position in society are worth more than others, for example why is a rock star valued more than a doctor. According to Marxism (which are the two economically social classes) the social position in society that supports Davis and Moore Thesis is “Bourgeoisie” which is the capitalist class. Bourgeoisie are the ones that have the wealth. According to Professor Aguilera, he states “they control the means of production, or the necessary resources to create capital, control the norms and values of society, use their power to make the distribution of resources seem “fair” and justified, and use social control to maintain their control in society” An example of Bourgeoisie are clothing companies who run how society feels about what to wear and how to wear it.

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