How open is American Society in terms of hierarchy? Define social mobility. Disc
How open is American Society in terms of hierarchy? Define social mobility. Discuss both downward and upward mobility. What do we mean by status? What is the industrial thesis? Can you go to the top and what can limit you? It is said that education is key to attaining status; is that true and if yes why do you think so and if not why do you think not? What do we mean by intergenerational mobility? How does affirmative action affect status attainment and is affirmative action fair? Has affirmative action helped the poor and does education really help the poor? Have status doors opened up for women and what things still block women’s attainment of higher status? What thinks in society stand in the way of improved status for different groups and what are the courses for reduced status? What are the social functions of stratification and are all societies stratified? Give a structural functionalist analysis and contrast it to a conflict theorist analysis of stratification. How would a social interactions view status attainment?

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