Chapter 11- Social and Economic Stratification

I chose this chapter because I have never really thought of stratification before this class. Stratification is the grouping of people according to their differences in income, occupation, power, priviledge, and their manner of living. Social stratification has to deal with which class we are in, such as, Upper, Middle, or Lower class. I was very shocked to find out that I was under middle class. The U.S.  economic class system is not strongly developed, due to the history, economics, the government, and the U.S. sees the class system as a negative system.

The Maya Social Stratification

As we can see in the picture above, even the Maya culture has a class system. the farmers were at the bottom of  system and the more priviliedged political people are at the top of the class system . Class systems can be found all around the world. Whenever I found out that I was in the Lower of the middle class I was very shocked, but the money and making for my family is enough to keep us happy, so I can’t be disappointed that Im in that class system. 

This article from the New York Times gives you the components of class, how each class breaks down , and the results of a poll they took on the class systems.
This video shows the class system all over the world from the worse to the best. After seeing this some people should be very fortunate to have what they have. I can not imagine living in some of these conditions.
This is a 4 minute childrens video on the social class system. Its very amusing but a true video.
 
This link is a great guide for starters that looking to learn about the class system.
This gives some interresting facts aboout economic and social stratification around the world.
Jack Johnson “The Middle Man”
 
Well he’s not necessarily trying to say that he minds it
But someone plays evil tricks on that kid
Well he’s not necessarily trying to say god can’t be trusted
But someone plays evil tricks on that kid
And certain situations scream for deviations
But somehow he always gets stuck in the middle
Of this and that and man he should try less
Because every time he’s rejected man he loses affection

But don’t we all, don’t we just got to give a little time
Maybe give a friend a call instead of making him confused
What a terrible thing for you to do
What an awful thing for you to say
What a terrible thing for you to relay

Well I know some people’s they got a little less than nothing
But still find some to spare
And other people got more than they could use
But they don’t share
And some people got problems man
They got awful complications
Other people got perfect situations
With no provocation

But don’t we all, don’t we just got to give a little time
Maybe give a friend a call instead of making him confused
What a terrible thing for you to do
What an awful thing for you to say
What a terrible thing for you
Confused
What a terrible thing for you to do
What an awful thing for you to say
What a terrible thing for you to relay

Somehow we always get stuck in the middle (repeated)
Confused, what an awful thing for you to do

 
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About heatherbehs

In the United States Navy. Iam married to Brice. He is in the United States Marine Corps. We are both very commited to our country, and would love to serve til retirement, If we could.
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