Sociology Optional, Stratification and Mobility (Day-23)

Syllabus of Day – 23
Stratification and Mobility:
a. Concepts- equality,inequality, hierarchy,exclusion, poverty and deprivation
b. Theories of social stratification Structural functionalist theory,Marxist theory,Weberian theory.(Part 1)
Source – IGNOU ESO-14

Q1. Differentiate between Marxian and Weberian theories of social stratification. (150 words, 10 marks)

Introduction – Write in brief about Marxian and Weberian theory in the introduction.
Body – Write the difference between the two theories.
Conclusion – Write a straight forward balanced conclusion.

Q2. Write short note on social mobility in open and closed systems. (150 words, 10 marks)

Introduction – Write what is an open and closed system.
Body – Using examples write how there is social mobility in both open and closed systems.
Conclusion – Write a balanced conclusion.

Q3. Analyse critically the functional theory of social stratification. (150 words, 10 marks)

Introduction – Write what is the functional theory of social stratification in brief.
Body – Explain the functional theory of social stratification and write its critics. In critically analyze you need to write its both positives and negatives with more inclination towards negatives.
Conclusion – Write a balanced conclusion.

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