Read Gruskys The Past, Present, and Future of Social Inequality. After reading write a one paragraph (6-8 sentences each) answering the following questions:
a. (Extracted from Grusky) Forms and sources of stratification:
What are the major forms of inequality in human history? Can the ubiquity (everywhere) of inequality be attributed to individual differences in talent or ability? Is some form of inequality an inevitable feature of human life?
b. (Extracted from Grusky) The structure of contemporary stratification: What are the principal “fault lines” or social cleavages that define the contemporary class structure? Have these cleavages strengthened or weakened with the transition to modernity and postmodernity?