How Sociology Helps Us Help Understand ' Class ' As An Important Social Phenomena

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How Sociology helps us to Understand ‘Class’ as an Important Social Phenomena
A social phenomena is defined by Markey (2007) as “including all behaviour which influences or is influenced by organisms sufficiently alive to respond to one another”. McCall, (1990) stated that in order to explain and understand a social phenomenon we must have a close empirical knowledge of society in general.
Giddens (1989) defines sociology as “the study of human social life, groups and societies”. He describes it essentially in terms of society as a whole through the study of people. Harrits, (2013) states that in order to understand any social practice we must first recognize the symbolic frameworks and structural foundations. A core focus of sociology believed by Livesey (2010) is social inequality. Krieken, et al. (2015) defines social inequality as an unequal delivery of resources derived though economic, political and social resources within a social group much like a nation. Class is one of the most prominent factors in social inequality. (Krieker, et al., 2015) defines it as “a social group, defined in terms of its economic position in a hierarchy of inequality and with material interests that differentiate it from other classes”.
Since the industrial period of modernity, class divided in social divisions. The working class, which consists of larger social groups, that are fixated on manual labour to earn a living, the middle class which is dependent on qualifications and investments…

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