week 5 discussion


Kendall, D. (2013). Sociology in Our Times, 11th. Independence, KY: Wadsworth Publishing. ISBN : 9781305503090

,we studied social stratification and how it influences what goes on in many social interactions among people. After you have read the textbook and lectures assigned for this week, please respond to the following questions:

What are the differences between income and wealth, and why do we need to understand these differences to realistically comprehend the meaning of social class?
Compare and contrast Webers and Marxs approach to defining social class. What are the strengths and weaknesses of each method?
In what ways is social class popularly defined in America today? How are cultural definitions of social class communicated?
In your view, what stands in the way of the underclass experiencing upward social mobility?