GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) Sociology Sociological Concepts-Inequality and Marginalization Study Material (Page 1 of 2)

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Caste and Class: Caste, Features of Castes

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Caste and Class
  • Caste System forms the very origin of Indian social structure though considered as a special characteristic of Indian society.
  • The Varna provide an all-Indian structure into which the large amount of castes may be fixed approximately to show their position i.e.. JATI, social class had its source in the feudal estates of Europe.
  • According to Max Weber: The class system appears when economic status, social status, political stat…

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Caste and Class: Marxian Views on Stratification, Class, Features of Class, Weber Views on Class, Division between Caste and Class

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Marxian Views on Stratification

  • Marx used the term class to refer the two main strata in all stratification systems. There are two major social groups in all stratified societies. The ruling class derives its power through its control over the means of production.
  • Class comprises two major groups, one of which controls the means of production is able to appreciate the labour of the other class due to the specific position it occupies in the social economy.
  • Hence, class is a social group whose members share the same relationships to the fo…

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