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Social Stratification

Опубликовано на портале: 17-01-2003
Факультет: Department of Sociology
Дисциплина: Social Stratification
Язык: Английский
Тематические разделы: Социология, Социальная стратификация

Aннотация:
This paper examines the central debates about stratification and social mobility in contemporary society. Students are introduced to the central concepts and theories, the key technical issues in the analysis of stratification and the major empirical research.



The aim is to equip students to understand the contemporary developments and to be able to apply the concepts and techniques to their own research problems. The course covers major substantive areas where there is a lively contemporary debate. The topics covered include:
    The Concepts of Class and Status
    The Changing Nature of Social Class
    Social Mobility and Social Fluidity
    The Underclass
    Meritocracy
    Ethnicity
    Gender and Class
    The Social Mobility of Women
    Explaining the Impact of Social Class