write paragraphs. at least 700 words


Based on the discussion in chapter 7 (Stratification, Class and Inequality), respond to the following questions:

(1) What are the key nature, characteristics and attributes of social stratification as a sociological concept? (Length: At least 200  words; Max points = 5)

(2) Compare and contrast Karl Marx and Max Weber's perspectives on social class. How would they categorize people into different social class (i.e., factors or dimensions)? (Length: At least 200 words; Max points= 5)

(3) According to the authors, what is the key sociological debate (Pp. 225-227 in the latest edit of the text) on explaining poverty? Use relevant examples and statistics other than the ones found in the textbook to support your discussion. In your view, what are the strengths and weaknesses of these arguments or perspectives? (Length:  At least 300 words; 10 Points). 

Use American Sociological Association (ASA) citation format when citing sources:


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