Print social status: caste vs class and social stratification worksheet 1 in _____ social system, the daughter of a dock worker can obtain a higher status after receiving her medical degree. The social historical theory explains the creation of the varnas, jats and of the untouchables according to this theory, the caste system began with the arrival of the aryans in india. The caste system in india is the paradigmatic ethnographic example of casteit has origins in ancient india, and was transformed by various ruling elites in medieval, early-modern, and modern india, especially the mughal empire and the british raj.
A form of social stratification in which the different strata form a continuum and social mobility is possible conflict theory a perspective on social stratification that focuses on economic inequality as a source of conflict and change. Caste system is considered a closed system of stratification, which means that a person's social status is obligated to which caste they were born into there are limits on interaction and. India we find social stratification in the form of caste, based on the birth of the individual in a particular caste/family the meaning and origin of the word caste:. Abstract - social stratification in india is very complex concepts it includes the concepts of caste, class, race it includes the concepts of caste, class, race and ethnicity.
Caste system has prevailed for ages and arranges the people into social strata or classes though this system is similar to the concept of racism that prevails in western countries where people are discriminated on the basis of their skin color, in india, people are socially differentiated on the basis of tribe, region, class, and religion. Caste is a form of social stratification characterized by endogamy, hereditary transmission of a lifestyle which often includes an occupation, status in a hierarchy, customary social interaction, and exclusion. Social class-it is a classification which is done both on the basis of economy and caste it is popularly followed in india it is popularly followed in india gender- it is a basis of classification from the ancient times were for a long time male society dominated by women. Caste system is a very complex and intricate social system that determines social status achieved by birth there are four different ways in which ones social status can be determined or can be controlled by caste: (1) occupation or the work that a person does. Social class is historically the newest form of stratification, one essentially derived from capitalist industrialization under a class system, ascribed status is still a major determinant of one's social position, but it is possible to experience social mobility and change position based on merit and effort.
Social stratification is the method by which various groups of people in the society are placed people are often grouped according to status, wealth and income, social class, ethnicity, gender, political status and even religion. The special features of the indian caste system, which distinguishes the indian variety from other similar systems of social stratification, consists in this hereditary principle it is the existence of this principle alone that justifies translating varna dharma as caste- system instead of class-system. A class system is a less rigid form of social stratification in which social mobility is possible 16 a caste system is a closed system of stratification in which social position is determined by the family into which the person is born. Social mobility is found in different forms and extents in the two main types of stratification ie, caste stratification and class stratification a comparison of the existence of social mobility in both these types of social stratification is quite important for understanding the nature of both of them. A social class consists of a number of individuals who share similar status often ascribed at birth but capable of being altered class, therefore, does not consist of organised closed groups defined by law or religion as does caste, nor are the various strata in the system as rigid and easily identifiable.
Social stratification is a particular form of social inequality all societies arrange their members in terms of superiority, inferiority and equality stratification is a process of interaction or differentiation whereby some people come to rank higher than others. The caste system in india is a very ancient form of social stratification that evolved in vedic times, gained more complexity in the ancient era and faced additions during muslim rule since everyone has drained the hindu caste system i wanted to discuss the muslim version of this system and what it means. 2 in a class system, social stratification is based on individual achievement a class systems people who can be considered peers in society because of their similar life chances, similar life circumstances, and similar.
A caste system, then, is a social structure in which people belong to such social categories historically, an example is the caste system of india in sociology, a caste system describes one form of social stratification. A caste system is the division of society into distinct social classes which usually feature a hierarchical arrangement economic status, lifestyle, occupation and education levels are some of the factors used in the stratification of society into castes a caste system is the division of society. Religion and social stratification from the scientific study of religion by milton yinger, and other sources not for quotation substantial material from the source has been used with little or no modification and only occasional referencing. Caste in india, is a special form of status-based social stratification this viewpoint, was early formulated by max weber cultural-particularistic view is held by louis dumont who holds that caste is found only in india.