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Social Stratification Theory

  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

Drawing on the metaphoric image of strata in rock formations, social stratification theory is concerned with understanding the forces that shape and affect the identity and lives of members of particular strata of social and cultural systems and groupings through their relationship to other strata within larger social and cultural formations. Moving beyond this geological image, social stratification theory is not simply concerned with the formation of strata, but with the social, cultural, political, psychological, and ...

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