KU 6th Semester Social Stratification Notes Free

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Date Sheet for Regular/Fresh Private candidates of BG 6th Semester (Batch-2018) and Backlog candidates of BG 6th Semester (Batch-2016-17) CBCS (Choice Based Credit System) Session Nov-Dec, 2021 for Jammu & Kashmir
KU 6th Semester Social Stratification Notes

Social stratification refers to a society’s categorization of its people into groups based on socioeconomic factors like wealthincomeraceeducationethnicitygenderoccupationsocial status, or derived power (social and political). As such, stratification is the relative social position of persons within a social group, category, geographic region, or social unit.[1][2][3]

In modern Western societies, social stratification is typically defined in terms of three social classes: the upper class, the middle class, and the lower class; in turn, each class can be subdivided into the upper-stratum, the middle-stratum, and the lower stratum.[4] Moreover, a social stratum can be formed upon the bases of kinshipclantribe, or caste, or all four.

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The categorization of people by social stratum occurs most clearly in complex state-basedpolycentric, or feudal societies, the latter being based upon socio-economic relations among classes of nobility and classes of peasants. Whether social stratification first appeared in hunter-gatherertribal, and band societies or whether it began with agriculture and large-scale means of social exchange remains a matter of debate in the social sciences.[5] Determining the structures of social stratification arises from inequalities of status among persons, therefore, the degree of social inequality determines a person’s social stratum. Generally, the greater the social complexity of a society, the more social stratification exists, by way of social differentiation.[6] (Source Wiki)

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