Social inequality types identified in sociology consist of inequality of opportunities and inequality of conditions. These two types are consistent with each other, although inequality of conditions does not necessarily ... More »

The three major theoretical paradigms in sociology include the conflict paradigm, the functionalist paradigm, which is also known as structural functionalism and the symbolic interactionist paradigm. Paradigms are broad ... More »

Theoretical perspective refers to a set of assumptions about certain realities and informs questions that people ask and the kind of answers they arrive at as a result. More »

The main concepts of sociology include society, culture, social organization, social structure and inequality. Sociology seeks to learn about the structure, functioning and development of human society. More »

Social inequality means the difference in status, resources, income and power that exists within a society and between different societies. Such disparity results from socially defining characteristics such as gender, et... More »

In sociology, social placement is the idea that children inherit the social identity of their parents at birth. Social placement reflects the role of the family unit in social inequity. It is exceedingly difficult for ch... More »

In sociology, social divisions are categories such as class, race, gender and geographic location, that indicate differences in lifestyle and experience. Social divisions are closely tied with social inequality, because ... More »