Understanding Social Class and Inequality in Contemporary Society


  • Dr. Fatima Khan Department of Sociology, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan


Social class, Inequality, Contemporary society, Intersectionality, Marxian theory, Webern theory, Bourdieu Sian theory, Social mobility, Structural change


This article delves into the multifaceted dynamics of social class and inequality within contemporary society. It examines the various theoretical perspectives that have been developed to understand social class, including Marxian, Webern, and Bourdieu Sian frameworks. Furthermore, it explores the intersectionality of social class with other axes of inequality such as race, gender, and ethnicity. Drawing upon empirical evidence and case studies, this article elucidates the mechanisms through which social class perpetuates and exacerbates inequality, both in terms of material resources and social capital. Moreover, it discusses the implications of social class and inequality for individuals, communities, and societies at large, highlighting the challenges and opportunities for social mobility and structural change.




How to Cite

Dr. Fatima Khan. (2023). Understanding Social Class and Inequality in Contemporary Society. Journal of Social Signs Review, 1(02), 33–42. Retrieved from https://socialsignsreivew.com/index.php/12/article/view/14