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Social status and ethnocentrism


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Social status and ethnocentrism

  1. 1. Social Status and Ethnocentrism By Raquel Pastrana
  2. 2. Social Status
  3. 3.  Social status is the position or rank of a person or group, within the society and can be determined in two ways: Achieved Status Ascribed Status It’s about earn social status by person’s own achievements The person is placed in the stratification system by an inherited position, sometimes fixed for an individual at birth It’s based upon sex, age, race ethnic group and family background
  4. 4. Social Mobility  It’s a change of position within the stratification system. Status can be changed through a process of social mobility. A move in status can be upward, or downward. Social mobility allows a person to move to another social status other than the one he or she was born in.
  5. 5. Social stratification Social stratification describes the way people are placed in society. Groups: Wealth and Income •Ties between persons with the same personal income Gender Political Status Ethnicity/Race Religion •Ties between persons of the same sex and sexuality •Ties between persons of the same political views/status •Ties between persons of the same ethnic/racial group •Ties between persons of the same religion Coolness •Ties between persons who have similar levels of popularity Social Class •Ties between persons born into the same group
  6. 6. Ethnocentrism
  7. 7.  Ethnocentrism is judging another culture solely by the values and standards of one's own culture. Ethnocentric individuals judge other groups relative to their own ethnic group or culture, especially with concern for language, behavior, customs, and religion.