CULTURAL STRATIFICATION AND
SOCIAL FLEXIBILITY IN THE
Presenter Ms. N. Lewis
What is sociable Stratification?
refers to the position of interpersonal groups
in respect to one or more criteria deemed
important to society.
ranking indicates that a few groups have
more and others have much less of what society
values- for example , cash, power and
Types of stratification Systems
There are two types of stratification systems:
1 . Closed system of stratification
2 . Open up system of stratification
Closed System of stratification
A closed system is a rigid program with clearly
Social statuses are strictly defined and determine
usage of opportunities
Cultural position is usually ascribed at birth
There is no social mobility by level for the another.
One of a shut down system of couchette is the
body system in India. Individuals are born in a caste
and this determines a person's occupation, sociable
interaction, electrical power and education. No amount of
achievement can transform a persons famille.
Open Approach to social Couchette
A form of social stratification is located primarily
about economic criteria, particular salary.
Social position is accomplished through a person's efforts
The boundaries among classes are more flexible
than with the closed program.
There is opportunity for social mobility, as persons
can progress or throughout the class system and therefore
their particular status may improve or perhaps decline.
Your class system in modern industrial society is a
best example of an open couche system.
Sociable stratification Under Slavery
were hardly ever apart of the lower school; only
white-colored indentured maids stained their very own class
Persons of combined ancestry and lighter colour skin
had been the most privileged by virtue of all their
Some were rewarded with lighter household duties.
The female group served as a barrier zone
upholding white beliefs and thus would not want to
risk their very own privilege in society.
Social Stratification Beneath Slavery
Plantation System was a closed system
of stratification based on the ascribed requirements
of race and color.
and shade was tied to one's profession
Social Couche in the Carribbean
social composition of the carribbean has
been greatly influenced by colonialism and
Ascriptive factors including race, category and
coloring determined the status and life
odds of Caribbean people.
Race Stratification- M. G. Smith
Smith argued that many societies in the caribbean
are plural high exist significant diversity and
Smith asserted that the distinct ethnic or perhaps cultural
groupings in the Carribbean practiced exclusive forms
of the same institutions in society. For instance , in
Trinidad the Hindus have a distinctive marriage
practice of " bamboo wedding party. ” None whites nor
blacks carry out these interpersonal institutions over the
Smith communities such as Trinidad, Guyana
and Jamaica contains a closed system of
stratification that ensured limited social
Criticisms of Smith
The main criticisms of Smith will be summarized beneath:
Caribbean societies have got evolved in class communities and not ethnic blocks while Smith's version suggests.
Many authorities argue that education has been the primary
equalizer in society
The climb of the local intelligentsia consists of member by both African and Of india.
The extent and degree of turmoil that Cruz articulated based on culture and variety is high. In fact , in numerous of the
Social Stratification in Trinidad and
Tobago- Lloyd Braithwaite
This individual observed which the social structure in Trinidad was
based on ascriptive- particularistic basis. It had been
thus based on the positive analysis of the white
groups in society and negative analysis of the...
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