Stratification and Social Class in the United States

Explain your social class background using sociological concepts.

Read the chapter on Stratification and Social Class in the book “Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World” by Barkan. As you read, keep a list of 5 concepts and theories that relate to your life, write down a short definition of each and explain why it relates to you. Read Karl Marx’s biography. Watch the short documentary BBC Masters of Money: Marx. Explain your and your family’s social class background. Use the five concepts or theories from the reading and 1 concept from the film. Be sure to incorporate a written definition of the concept or theory into your answer.