Sociology of Stratification

Sociology of stratification is a subfield of sociology that studies how society categorises people into rankings based on factors such as wealth, income, education, family background, and power. It investigates how stratification is created, maintained, and challenged by social structures, interactions, and cultures. It also examines how stratification affects social issues, such as inequality, mobility, and change.In this category, you will find articles that explain sociological views of stratification, such as the concepts of social class, caste, status, and prestige, the theories of functionalism, Marxism, Weberianism, and Bourdieu, the methods of measuring and analysing stratification, the sources and types of stratification (e.g., economic, political, cultural), the processes and mechanisms of stratification reproduction and transformation (e.g., exploitation, domination, socialisation), the consequences and challenges of stratification for individuals and society (e.g., poverty, conflict, social problems), and the responses and solutions to stratification (e.g., democracy, social movements, redistribution). If you are interested in how stratification affects and is affected by society, this category is for you.

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