Global Stratification and Classification

1. Consider the matter of rock-bottom prices at Walmart. What would a functionalist think of Walmart’s model of

squeezing vendors to get the absolute lowest prices so it can pass them along to core nation consumers? 2022 latest answers

2. Why do you think some scholars find Cold War terminology (“first world” and so on) objectionable?

3. Give an example of the feminization of poverty in core nations. How is it the same or different in peripheral nations?

4. Pretend you are a sociologist studying global inequality by looking at child labor manufacturing Barbie dolls in China.

What do you focus on? How will you find this information? What theoretical perspective might you use?