Sociology Optional, Stratification and Mobility (Day-24)

Syllabus of Day – 24
Stratification and Mobility:
a. Theories of social stratification – Structural functionalist theory, Marxist theory, Weberian theory part 2
b. Dimensions – Social stratification of class, status, groups, gender, ethnicity and race.
Source – IGNOU ESO-14

Q1. Explain Melvin Tumin’s critique related to the theory of social stratification.(150 words, 10marks)

Here critique means detailed analysis and assessment of Melvin Tumin’s theory of social stratification.
Introduction – Write briefly about this theory
Body – Explain in detail the theory, characteristics functions of this theory.
And criticism if any.
Conclusion – Write simple straight forward conclusion

Q2. Discuss the relationship between poverty and social exclusion. (150 words, 10 marks)

Introduction – Write what is poverty and social exclusion
Body – Explain how poverty is related with social exclusion and social exclusion is related with poverty
Conclusion – Write hopeful conclusion.

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