Social stratification and social mobility caribbean studies

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Social stratification and social mobility caribbean studies

  1. 1. Social Stratification and Social Mobility in the Caribbean Planters (plantocracy) Upper income groups Upper stratum wealthy property owners Whites book-keepers, overseers, agents Upper Stratum Artisans, merchants, middlemen Professionals Middle Stratum Blacks coloureds & Free African Slaves Artisans, pharmacists, shopkeepers Free blacks lawyers, merchants, small Mulattoes Middle Stratum entrepreneurs Lower stratum Domestic slaves Lower Stratum blue collar/working class Activity: Answer these questions in your note books or on the overleaf. Chattel/property of slave owner Field slaves 1. What factor determined whether or not a slave was a filed slave or a domestic slave? Figure 3 - blacks -coloureds Indians, Chinese 2. What period of Caribbean history does figure two best represent? Figure 1 3. Complete the following table. Figure 1 Planters (plantocracy) Figure 2 Figure 3 Factor used to rank groups Upper stratum Open or closed Whites book-keepers, overseers, agents Type of status Artisans, merchants, middlemen 4. Identify the stratum in which a wealthy, light skinned educated, mulatto would fall in figure two. 5. What factors are primarily responsible for emergence of the type of social stratification evident in figure three?
  2. 2. Free coloureds & Free blacks Artisans, pharmacists, shopkeepers lawyers, merchants, small entrepreneurs Middle stratum Domestic slaves Lower Stratum Blacks/African slaves Chinese, Indians Figure 2 Field slaves Indentured Labourers

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