Perspectives on Social Stratification

By K.L. Sharma

This book - based on research in India - highlights the core themes and issues relating to the conceptualization of social stratification and mobility. The basic concepts - such as equality, inequality, hierarchy, exclusion, poverty, and deprivation - are examined with conceptual clarity and empirical substantiation. The book incorporates major theories, approaches, and profiles of the systems of stratification, providing a composite view as reflected through caste, class, status groups, power, gender, ethnicity, and race. Two chapters - namely, Caste System and Emerging Patterns of Stratification - focus on recent trends in Indian society.

252 pages

Publication Date: 12/31/2010
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788131603536

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