Essay on Social Class And Class Conflict Theory

963 Words Dec 5th, 2016 4 Pages
As people, we all are born equal and free, only sex made the difference between men and women. By the time goes, things and have changed as some circumstances lead men to established factors that make it possible to identify individual according to some characters. For example, one of the important factors in life that characterize an individual, a group or a family is “Social class”. Social class is a group of individuals who are characterized by their way of life, their behavior, their interests, their actions, their vision of the world. Henslin defines Social class as “Large numbers of people who have similar amounts of income and education, and who work at jobs that are roughly comparable in prestige”. So, there are different kinds of social class.
Henslin goes further when quoting Karl Marx, in his class conflict theory, who said that "Society is made up of two social classes, he said, and they are natural enemies: the bourgeoisie (the capitalists, those who own the means of production, the money, land, factories and machines) and the proletariat (the exploited workers, who do not own the means of production)”. Except the bourgeoisie and the proletariat, there are also the working class, the middle class, the lower class, etc. Based on African American families, sociologists discovered that “the primary distinction is not between African Americans and other groups, but between social classes”. They explain after observing, what behaviors or how African Americans act…

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