Essays Tagged: "Social class"

the comparison of functionalism and conflict theory

ett deMarais and LeCompte, p. 5). Functionalism is a theory that certainly concentrates more on the social aspects and cultural aspects more than any other areas within the schooling systems. Based up ... ithin the schooling systems. Based upon these two aspects, functionalists will try to recognize the social system. From there, functionalists explain how the school systems operate, while at the same ...

(4 pages) 398 3 4.6 Sep/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Looking at social class from the perspective of a grade school student

Many social class and divisions are apparent in many places and institutions in our society. The place wh ... isions are most obvious to me is in our public school system. When the children enter middle schoolssocial groups begin to form and separate from each other. Later these divisions change and morph to ... ning seventh grade I moved to a new town and a new school system. This gave me a perspective on the social system that was taking shape in the school that few people had. I was an outsider and came on ...

(3 pages) 62 0 4.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

The Balance of Power, capitalists and the proletariats.

ou didn't help with the welfare of others, then what did you do to help yourself? Did you rise your social standing today? Have you become a more important person? Have you increased your salary today ... of us ever will. Although we can, through extremely hard work and dedication reach at most the next social class, the truth is no matter how hard we work most of us will never attain more than a highe ...

(3 pages) 38 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Class and Gender Issues in Medieval Europe.

In the Middle Ages two things determined one's opportunities in life--gender and social class. Throughout history upper class men have had more chances to move up in life, while wom ... opportunities to change their status. Women's choices and opportunities were different according to social status--upper classes (nobility), middle classes (guildswomen, merchants wives) and the poore ... ter guilds in the earlier Middle Ages, but later on they found it much more difficult to escape the social boundaries and do things on their own. The poor women moving from the country to the town wer ...

(7 pages) 83 0 3.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

"Class in America: Myths and Realities" Gregory Mantsios.

n the U.S. First author is showing that however, people rarely or never talk about the existence of social classes in the U.S. such classes not only exists but there is a huge abyss between them. Seco ... ssay, I responded with the agreement.Even without statistical data, I would believe the author that social classes not only exists but also that moving socially upward is not an easy matter and for su ...

(2 pages) 15854 0 0.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Assess the sociological explanations of relationship between occupation and social class.

Assess the sociological explanations of the relationship between occupation and social class.The term "Social Class" is widely used in sociology to differentiate the population on ... Their rewards are mainly to be exploited by the bourgeoisie and be made poorer, not richer, by the social and technical advances of industrial development. This process is called pauperization.The bo ... masses) complainingly join the ranks of the exploited.These are the main reasons why Marxists view social class as divisive rather than integrative. They do not believe it is functional for society l ...

(11 pages) 234 0 4.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Describe the main inequalities found in health care and health status

alth care have resulted in disparities in health status. The impact is particularly evident amongst social class V who suffer from lower life expectancies (Townsend: 1992).There is consistent evidence ... who suffer from lower life expectancies (Townsend: 1992).There is consistent evidence that those in social class V are more likely to be exposed to multiple, environmental risks that portend adverse h ...

(2 pages) 169 0 3.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

A Global Perspective by Joan Ferrante

Chapter 8 of Ferrante's Sociology: a Global Perspective, focuses on the idea of social stratification (division of people into ranked social classes). While the chapter discusses d ... al classes). While the chapter discusses different stratification systems and how they affect these social classes have on people's lives, article19, in Sociological Footprints by Leonard Cargan and J ... n and Jeanne Ballantine discuss the breakdown of class structure, as well as the consequences of it.Social stratification is defined in the text as the system of classifying people into categories bas ...

(2 pages) 52 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Five reasons for pursuing higher education and how philosophy fits (or doesn't) into those reasons

to money, the second is the transmission of culture and history, the third has to do with esteem or social class, fourth comes education for the benefit of democracy, and last is entertainment or pers ... Some people go for degrees because they think it earns them power, respect, and esteem. Certain socialites feel that if you do not have a Ph.D., you are not worth anything, not even a bit of their ...

(3 pages) 82 0 5.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Characterizing New Monarchs

as equal. He is seen as a new monacrch because he unified his country be regulating trade for every social class. In addition to his economic reforms he built up the royal navy and checked the power o ... ing the religious and economic turmoil they tried their best to unify their country's by equalizing social classes, taxing nobles, reducing favoritism and pursuing religious uniformity.

(1 pages) 26 1 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Assess the view that poverty is the main cause of social class difference in educational achievement

Poverty has a great impact upon social class difference in educational achievement. Homelessness causes tiredness and lack of concen ... t to be smarter than the others, even if they were not necessarily before.However, another cause of social class difference in educational achievement is that children are put into 'bands' (as stated ... gher bands, and thus do not do as well.It can then be said that poverty is indeed the main cause of social class difference in educational achievement, although they can prove this wrong, such as in t ...

(2 pages) 63 0 4.6 May/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Did the revolutions of 1848 share any common principles or aims?

In each country in 1848 there were disturbances in peace. All had their social, economical and political problems, even though they different from country to country. The a ... get rid of the industrialized machinery, which they showed by burning and demolishing it.It was the socialists that wanted most to take control. As most, Germans also wanted to vote, so have some kind ... that they were mad, as well. Since there was little political opinion was suppressed, the ideas of social classes and the social classes themselves were not as strong as in other countries.In Prussia ...

(4 pages) 372 0 3.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Alfred Doolittle’s Lower Class Representation In Pygmalion

style and pokes fun at this society. Shaw writes to expose the differences in the lifestyles of the social classes and how different characters react to their status. Shaw uses Alfred Doolittle and hi ... tatus to depict a character that freely accepts his status and his reaction to eventually moving up social classes. Because of his dislike of "middle class morality", appreciation of and the fre ...

(3 pages) 9 0 0.0 Feb/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

To Kill A MockingBird

the story then justice will not always prevail. This also brings up another valuable point, social classes. In both To Kill A Mockingbird and in the U.S. today there are still social classes. ... oth To Kill A Mockingbird and in the U.S. today there are still social classes. Within the book the social classes go wealthy people (by Maycomb's standards), poor people, disrespected poor people, an ...

(1 pages) 403 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The criminal justice system has been important in defining, explaining and controlling behaviors understood as deviant. Discuss two sociological responses to concepts of criminal deviance.

hemes and Perspectives, 2000). Deviance is considered to be a result of biological problems and the socialization process, though the functionalist theory of deviance and the anomie of strain theory b ... heory of deviance and the anomie of strain theory both explain the cause of deviance in relation to social class, sub culture and ethnicity when set within an appropriate societal context and values f ...

(3 pages) 68 0 3.0 Aug/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

The Death of Class?

Contemporary class analysis must embrace the study of a wider range of social relationships than just those located within the sphere of work and production. Patterns of c ... ways that are more flexible and fluid than used to be the case when relationships were dominated by social class and economic status.As with many issues in sociology, therefore, the issue of whether o ...

(2 pages) 43 1 5.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

How does class influence identity in contemporary society?

g our identities. Income and paid work are important sources of individual and collective identity. Social class is a means of classifying the economic and social divisions of a society, which involve ... le or if we see it as between the rich and poor.There are two main traditions within the concept of social class and its effect on identity. These traditions are in the works of Karl Marx (1818-1883) ...

(3 pages) 57 0 3.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays

How does class influence identity in contemporary society?

Social class is a very important and highly contested concept within social science. The meaning and ... a very important and highly contested concept within social science. The meaning and measurement of social class is a subject of continual arguments. However the concept of social class is dominated b ... cognized four main classes; upper, middle, working class and the poor. He argued that our status in social groups has a significant impact on how our identities are shaped but not the only factor.In t ...

(3 pages) 55 1 4.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Assess whether the Weberian approach offers a more sophisticated framework than the functionalist perspective in understanding social stratification.

Sociology is a social sciences’ discipline with a history of less than 200 years. It examines the nature of hu ... s in all societies is how to distribute resources, unequal distribution of resources which leads to social inequality and the formation of different social stratum, therefore, are of the main issues i ... erefore, are of the main issues in sociology. In this essay, we will first examine what is meant by social stratification and its underlying principles. Then we will go on to examine two of the major ...

(6 pages) 18 0 0.0 Jun/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Critically discuss the effects of psychological and sociological variables on health and illness

nvironments and ethnic minorities, but the main differences in mortality are found within different social classes. 'In all European countries with available data, mortality rates are higher among tho ... ance abuse, unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, living on the streets, self harming, self neglect and social isolation.'The relationship between low economic status and elevated incidence and prevalence ...

(12 pages) 135 1 5.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine