- Are you confused by academic jargon? - Do you know your `discourse' from your `dialectic'? - Can you tell the difference between `anomie' and `alienation'? The Social Science Jargon Buster tackles the most confusing concepts in the social sciences, brea


Core definition

A way of categorizing the population according to the nature of their employment, wealth and/or social status.

Longer explanation

We live in a world that categorizes. We stratify, classify, compartmentalize, and subdivide. And when it comes to individuals, one of the most common means for doing this is on the basis of employment (which ...

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