Social Stratification : The Perceptions Of Social Stratification In Society

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Introduction: Social status is defined as an individual’s position, often relative to others, in a group or society as characterized by certain benefits and responsibilities as determined by an individual’s rank and role. Social status is everywhere in society and in your everyday life, most of the things you have experienced are because of either your social status or your parent’s social status. Many of the people you meet and make connections with throughout your life tend to be in the same social status as you. Throughout your life you may or may not experience the external influences that often shape our society and are unnoticed. Social stratification is what brings our society together as a whole, without this our society, people would live their lives as individuals. During my interviews, I asked the people bundle of types of questions. I asked them about childhood and their family’s social status during their childhood. I also asked them about their perception of social status, and if they fit in as a family and if they were considered an influential family. Another question I asked my interviewees was about their life since childhood, about the various jobs they have had and I asked if there was a pattern of mobility. The last question I asked them was about their life now. This includes how their social status is now, is this similar to your parents, and do you associate with people that you did not want to? Concept Review: Stratification can be defined as a system of inequality based on ranking people into groups. The groups include, economic, social and political, another one is the demographics of people, and the last one is class. Some of the newer ideas of stratification include the measure of social mobility.... ... middle of paper ... ...ought about it about certain coworkers but in society he knows you don’t always choose who you get to associate with and I know how to handle things professionally” (Campbell 2017). Conclusion: Social class can have a huge impact on your life. Social class can determine where you live and who you interact with. Throughout my research I noticed that all of the people I interviewed followed in one of their parent’s footstep in some kind of way. Whether that being attending the same college, or even living in the same house you grew up in, or having the same occupation as them, social mobility happens more than people think. I interviewed both my parents and a new friend that I met 4 months ago, and showed how their life differed and the reasoning behind each of their lives. My perception of social class has grown through the interviews and the data that I received.
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