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social stratification

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(Sociology) sociol the hierarchical structures of class and status in any society

social stratification

The ranking of social groups in a hierarchy. Castes, classes, and estates are different forms of social stratification.
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Noun1.social stratification - the condition of being arranged in social strata or classes within a group
condition - a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing; "the human condition"
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Sorokin's (1992) theory of stratification points out that the basis of differentiation of groups is the uneven distribution of different rights, duties, privileges, values, authority and other ways of influencing individuals both within and between groups.
No theory of stratification is complete without attention to such processes.
They include some of Wrong's most famous pieces, including "The Oversocialized Conception," as well as "The Rhythm of Democratic Politics" in which he proposes the idea of a secular "leftward drift" periodically punctuated by rightward reversals, and his relatively late but superior contribution to the debate about the Davis-Moore theory of social stratification entitled "The Functional Theory of Stratification: Some Neglected Considerations." There are a number of more occasional pieces, many of them written for Dissent, to which Wrong has been a longtime contributor and editor.

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