Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Types of Social Stratification :

(1) Caste :
Caste can be defined as a hereditary intermarrying group which determines the individual‘s status in the social stratification by his occupation, etc. e.g. Brahmin has the highest place in the social stratification of castes in India.
(2) Class :
 Social stratification is also based on Class. Class is a status group and in only society the social status of one group always differs from that of another. Class is also a person‘s economic position in a society. However, as per Weber, Class is not a supreme factor in stratification. He noted that how Managers of corporations or industries control firms they do not own.
(3) Status :
Status is a person‘s prestige, social honour, or popularity in a society. Social stratification is also based on status of a person. Weber noted that political power was not rooted in capital value society, but also in one‘s individual status. Poets or saints can possess immense influence on society with often little economic growth.
(4) Power :
A person‘s ability to get their way despite the resistance of others. For example, individuals in state jobs may hold little property or status but they still hold immense power. 

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