Sociology Ch. 10
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inability to afford the minimal requirements for sustaining reasonably healthy existence
possession of some status or quality that compels others to obey one's directives or commands
stratification system based on heredity, with little movement allowed across strata
process of expanding economic markets by invading and establishing control over a weaker country and its people
cultural belief that those who succeed in society are those who work hardest and have the best abilities and that those who suffer don't work hard enough or lack the necessary traits or abilities
belief that poor people, resigned to their position insociety, develop a unique value structure to deal with their lack of success
estate system (feudal system)
stratification system in which high-status grouups own land and have power based on noble birth
situation in which people in the lower classes come to accept a blief system that harms them; the primary means by which powerful classes in society prevent protest and revolution
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