Thursday, May 30, 2013

What are the major forms of Stratification System?

Caste: Caste is real organized group of society. In caste social status of individual varies. Some are higher some are lower. There is no definite geographical location. Endogenous system of marriage prevails which means members of a particular case cannot marry outside the caste.

Class: Stratification (division) based on wealth and prestige is called class. A class is a group of individuals, who through common descent, similarity of occupation, wealth and education have come to have a similar mode of life, a similar stock of ideas, feelings attitude and behavior. The broad characteristics of class are-

(1) relation between lower and upper class
(2) superiority and inferiority
(3) social mobility from one class to another.

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