The second topic that I chose is very important to address when thinking about how our society functions. Social Stratification in Chapter 8 is defined, by Anderson et all, as “the process by which different statuses develop in any group, organization, or society.” Our social status effects the way we perceive the world on a daily basis. I chose this topic  because it is an important part of examining how we fit into society and what role we should play.

Scholarly Article:

The Concept of ‘Social Division’ and Theorising

Social Stratification: Looking at Ethnicity and Class

The following link will take you to a copy of the article above. The article discusses the “unequal” outcomes typical of people with different statuses. The article uses examples such as gender, ethnicity, and race to examine unequal statuses.,%20Ethnicity%20and%20Class.pdf


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The Sciencedaily website provided information from  the Association for Psychological Science. The website discusses the implication of rising in the ranks of social classes.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology website sheds light on social stratification by giving us definitions and examples of key concepts. The website includes links to other websites that will help further your understanding of socioeconomic status and demographics.


We do not go to bed in single pairs; even if we choose not to refer to them, we still drag there with us the cultural impedimenta of our social class, our parents lives, our bank balances, our sexual and emotional expectations, our whole biographies / all the bits and pieces of our unique existences.” -Angela Carter


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