1. Images of Stratification.
2. From Max Weber: a Framework.
3. Class, Property and Market.
4. Status, Community and Prestige.
5. Command, Authority and Elites.
6. Property, Authority and Class Relations.
7. Structures of Social Stratification.
8. The Question of the Working Class.
"A comprehensive and critical appraisal of classical and modern theories of social stratification, and an important contribution to the subject in its own right." David Lockwood, University of Essex
"John Scott ... brings impressive credentials to his aim with this book to put social stratification firmly back into the mainstream of sociological concerns ... Scott presents it with admirable lucidity and adds distinctively significant underlinings ... This book should appeal as a central teaching text, for its wide-ranging review of classical and modern literature in the field, including a finely tuned final chapter on research and debate about the 'working class'. But its strength goes well beyond this, to offer a challenging agenda for work on a subject whose continuing sociological salience Scott persuasively demonstrates." Times Higher Education Supplement
"Those who read this book will come away with the distinct impression that the question of social stratification is very much alive as we approach the new millennium." Work, Employment and Society
"I would strongly recommend this book to anybody interested in the history and conceptualization of social stratification. It is written with insight and clarity, and will be an invaluable resource for students - and their teachers - working in this field." Political Studies
- A comprehensive overview of leading approaches to social stratification
- Will be a leading textbook in this field
- Scott develops an original contribution to the debate elaborating his own synthesis and position.