Social Stratification And Its Impact On Society

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Social inequality is something that is core to society and a key part of sociology as a whole. The inequality that exists within a society whether it be through money, prestige, power, or ascribed status is present in all societies and is known as social stratification. Social stratification links almost every aspect of society together and assists in understanding a wide range of other changes that occur within a society. For this reason, it is important to understand social stratifications that exist in societies and the various differences that are present in each type of stratification. These various forms include the slavery system, caste system, and the class system. Slavery is the most extreme form of inequality that exists within the society and is, in essence, a system in which some individuals own others as their property. In this system, the slave owner has complete authority over another person known as the slave and in many cases is allowed to use violence against them. The slave carries no citizenship rights and in many cases carry no rights at all. Three main classes ...
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