The essence of sociology and the study of society - inequality, socially structured inequality. Inequality arising from the power and control of resources by certain individuals, groups, and social classes in society. Social stratification in historical societies is never - has never been identical with the system of objective functional differentiation or social contribution. In other words, some in society pay less and get more while others pay more and get less. "Them that has, gets," is the case in American society, for example. Social stratification is then, generally, the hierarchical arrangement of social classes, social castes, and social strata in a society. In Marxian theory, social stratification is explained primarily in economic terms. The distribution of resources, wealth, power, prestige, and ideologies are regarded as "having their roots" in the relationship of the differing social classes to the means of production and distribution.

 










   

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