SO478 - week 5

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These are my notes from October 24 for SO478 at the London School of Economics for the 2017-2018 school year. I took this module as part of the one-year Inequalities and Social Science MSc program.

The usual disclaimer: all notes are my personal impressions and do not necessarily reflect the view of the lecturer.

Marx and beyond

My favourite week so far.


Class, Status, Party by Max Weber

Chapter 13 of Social Stratification: Class, Race, & Gender in Sociological Perspective. Detailing Weber’s three-component theory of stratification.

The Forms of Capital (scanned PDF) by Pierre Bourdieu

I quite liked this one, but it’s very dense and typically French prose that many will hate.

Capitals, assets, and resources by Mike Savage et al


This lecture was given by Mike Savage, Professor of Sociology at LSE.

The orthodox economic approach

The sociological approach

The interdisciplinary approach