Reflection On Social Stratification

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Introduction to Sociology 100 Reflection Essay: Week Two I found this past chapters describing our groups and networks in society, social deviance, and social stratification to be very interesting. The information introduced me to a new perspective on how people are connected, the reason behind how they became friends, and why they area friends. The information introduced me to the evils of people in society and the reason we put labels on people. I was also introduced to the social stratification, or class system, we as human are very aware about. Groups can range from, but not limited to, your family, your friends, clubs, and organizations. Groups and networks in society can create the strongest bonds between people. This is especially…show more content…
Inequality is the result of private property, as well as many other factors but let’s just focus on this one. Private property, as said by Ferguson and Millar, represents a huge improvement in society because private property leads to higher degrees of social organization and efficiency. This means that the ownership of private property creates an incisive to work and will create a more efficient way to work, only to acquire more private property. Social stratification is the noticeable, or sometimes unnoticeable, inequality between people, or better yet classes. People that have large amount of private property, or tangible items, generally are ranked higher than other people in regard to class. Class structure is usually defined by three classes, but I will define it by five classes. To begin I will start with the most elite class, the upper class. The upper class in mainly consisted of CEOs and distinct politicians that usually make $200,000 or more. The next class is the middle class which can be broken down further in two more defined class, the upper-middle class and the lower-middle class. The upper-middle class is generally consisted of professionals with a graduate degree making an average of $72,000 to $100,000. The lower-middle class is mainly consisted of professional support and sales with a bachelors degree making $32,000 to $50,000. The next

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