Dating different social classes


02-Feb-2020 11:07

Thus accepting such explanations social scientists and political thinkers have tried to analyze the presence of classes in the industrial setting and the agrarian social structure in India.

Some social scientists, being inclined towards Marxists’ understanding of class, have gone to the extent where they suggest the existence of classes in India even during the ancient period.

By status, Weber meant social honour or social esteem and this, he said “normally stands in sharp opposition to the pretensions.” Thus a class for Weber is composed of all persons, in the same economic situation, who have about the same probability of procuring goods, gaining a position in life, and gratifying their wants, in so far as this probability rests on the control of goods and services and the access to opportunities within the given economic system.

“Many men many minds” is aptly applicable to the class phenomenon.