Social Stratification - Key Words

Social Stratification - Key Words

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Racism - attitudes to and beliefs about race which usually involve negative stereotypes of another race and lead to discrimination against people of that race

Caste - a rigid system of stratification in which an individual cannot move from the caste into which they are born

Ascribed Status - a position or social standing given to an individual on the basis of inherited characteristics

Achieved status - a social position which individuals are able to gain eg. through hard work or educational qualifications

Social Mobility - movement of indivivduals up or down a social scale

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