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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
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If African-Americans were to be made into full citizens, there must be some other way to keep them classified and maintain the social stratification, and that was through zoning, the creation and perpetuation of slums and ghettos, "white flight," etc.
The authors of the Arab Development Report have found that "education has begun to lose its significant role as a means of achieving social advancement in Arab countries, turning instead into a means of perpetuating social stratification and poverty." This is a telling indictment, but it is more than that; this is a call to action.
The author argues that the Islamist movement hopes by all means to redirect the sociopolitical evolution of Algeria through "cultural re-colonization." Lazreg questions the post-independence state's performance, at the political and economic levels, as incubator of a new social stratification. The emergence of a professional, political, and business class is then linked to the state.
Rather, it establishes its own position by weaving an intricate web that includes everything from passion plays to horror movies, from natural- and civic-history displays to the "happiest place on earth" found just down Interstate 5 at Disneyland--a site of pioneering work not just in animatronics but in the blend of fantasy, simulation, entertainment, violence, politics, and social stratification that Martinez's sculpture so darkly mirrors.
Based in the analysis of communicative acts, sociolinguistics examines, among other things, gender, social stratification, and stylized speech patterns in order to understand the variations and differences in culture and society.
The contributors tackle the lived realities of an elusive and rapidly changing society, tracing the shifting patterns of social stratification, cultural production and social identity.
Good corporate citizens or perpetrators of social stratification? International business in Malaysia.
Greater political freedom and an expanding economy also offered new career opportunities and greatly diminished the traditional role of the family and social stratification. Ironically, the first generation's attitudes resulted in race being a measure of class distinction.
From the essays, it is possible to draw the conclusion that a deeper investigation reveals this to be a theology which encourages racism, sexism, and perhaps even a social stratification that is denied by its own basic principles.
These matters include long-term resource planning, curriculum structure and social stratification, quality assurance, the university student experience, and systemic responses to problems of the abuse of children and young people.
The central hypothesis is that, though the effect of class on voting behavior has been gradually growing in post-communist countries, subjective factors of social stratification (subjective status and income mobility, perception of change in factors determining life-success) are stilt more important in explaining left-voting than one's objective location in the class structure and intragenerational class mobility between 1989 and 1993.
In particular the paper develops a model for the exploration of ethnic identity using the six dimensions of family structure, majority/minority statuses, political economy, modernization, alternative modes of social stratification and national ideology.