Define the concept of status.Illustrate your answer with examples. (8)

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Define the concept of status.Illustrate your answer with examples. (8)

The term status is can be defined in two main ways.Firstly it can refer to the social position of people in society, such as a mother or a worker,or it can refer to the ranking of individuals in a hierarchal society.This ranking is determined by the prestige or respect attached to someones position,given by other memebers in society. Thus status is about peoples social standing in the eyes of others.There are two types of status:ascribed and achieved.Ascribed status is inherited and given at birth and this type of status cannot be changed.Achieved status is where an…

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