Social Class Exist And Cannot Be Ignored.

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Introduction Wright Mills an American author, in a famous phrase, called the sociological imagination asserted that “sociology has never been a discipline in which there is a body of ideas that everyone accepts as valid that is why sociologists often argue among themselves about how to explain certain societal issues”. The assertion that “Social class still exists and cannot be ignored” is emphasised by the macro school of thought in that they believe that “class” can and is still measured in the society through certain factors. This assertion has been the argument between the macro and micro school of thoughts in sociology. According to David Cody, Associate Professor of English, Harwick College, “Social class is a complex term, in use since the late eighteenth century, and employed in many different ways”. Classes are more or less distinct social groupings which at any given historical period, taken as a whole, constituted Society. Different social classes can be (and were by the classes themselves) distinguished by inequalities in such areas like power, authority, wealth, working and living conditions, life-styles, life-span, education, religion, and culture. Social class is a concept under social stratification. Social stratification can be defined as the grouping of people into different levels in the society. It can also be defined as the grading of people into different strata levels based on the measurement to the desirables of the society. In every society people are graded based on different types of parameters, thus in every society stratification is an unavoidable phenomenon. There is no society without stratification this is because of the existing systems in that society. These systems are controlled by people based on their abilities. This people are therefore rewarded for maintaining the functionality of the system. Thus one can say it is

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