SOC 268 Fall 2013 Class and Inequality

This course is designed to explore, both theoretically and empirically, the theme of social structure and inequality in contemporary modern societies. One's position in social space largely determines one's consciousness, identity, values, attitudes, interest, and behavior. While inequality is ubiquitous, there are cross-cultural variations in the definition of status and consequent distribution of social conditions and opportunities among individuals. In modern societies, social space and individual status are closely interconnected with the economic system and, consequently, with the occupational structures and relations evolving from it. Currently, globalization and technological developments are rapidly transforming societies and patterns of inequality. In stable societies, changes in the economic and social sphere are evolutionary in nature. However, these changes come at an accelerated pace and are typically accompanied by initial chaos and turbulence in societies undergoing major systemic transformation (or even revolution). These societies provide excellent opportunities to study the relationship of social change and stratification. Therefore, an important focus of this course will also be on the systemic transition from state socialism to market democracies in Russia and Eastern Europe since 1989.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: response papers, mid term exam and final research paper
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Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preference: Anthropology and Sociology majors
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
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Enrollment Limit: 19
Expected Enrollment: 15
Class Number: 1286
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SOC268-01(F) SEM Class and Inequality Division 2: Social Studies Marketa Rulikova
MWF 11:00 AM-12:15 PM Pareksy 220 1286
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