social stratification, poverty in South Africa
The book is a study of a basic change in social stratification. It is also a study of poverty in South Africa. Plus, it is a study of the changing nature of community and society in that land.
We know that almost every society organizes inequality by ranking categories of people in a hierarchy. Four important principles of social stratification are:
Social stratification is inclusive of all, not a reflection of individual differences, and shapes our lives.
Social stratification carries over from generation to generation.
Social stratification is universal but variable.
Social stratification involves both inequality and beliefs about the nature of the stratification, that is, why it is fair for people to be unequal.
"Pointers From Sociology: Looking at Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood,"
Comparative Civilizations Review: Vol. 87:
87, Article 15.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/ccr/vol87/iss87/15