Social Status

Social Status Blog, how does social status influence the world, how do we define social status?

Great Video of Scarification of Skin to Tattoo

Tattoos, and cutting of skin is a way of explaining our social status.


Obama-Ville Is Americans' Mediocre Way of Riding Coattails of Greatness

Upper mobility is the dream of higher social status, whereby we can look down and say, "I rose above." But social status is achieved by being unique


Only Fools And Horses Compete

I happened upon a British television show called "Only Fools and Horses," it his me right, these are the ones that compete for Social Status or mone


Social Status

Social Status Blog, how does social status influence the world, how do we define social status?


The 50 Factory Workers Telling 200 Farmers How To Live

The Social Status of the planet, a funny explanation of the world, from the global perspective of a world traveler in Africa.


We Thrive We Survive And We Dive - Social Status

Social Status explained as Peacock, Chameleon, Cockroach, and the Bull Ape for fun.




Social Status Defined: In sociology or anthropology, social status is the honor or prestige attached to one's position in society (one's social position). It may also refer to a rank or position that one holds in a group, for example son or daughter, playmate, pupil, etc.

Social status, the position or rank of a person or group within the society, can be determined two ways. One can earn their social status by their own achievements, which is known as achieved status. Alternatively, one can be placed in the stratification system by their inherited position, which is called ascribed status. Ascribed statuses can also be defined as those that are fixed for an individual at birth. Ascribed statuses that exist in all societies include those based upon sex, age, race ethnic group and family background. For example, a person born into a wealthy family characterized by traits such as popularity, talents and high values will have many expectations growing up. Therefore, they are given and taught many social roles as they are socially positioned into a family becoming equipped with all these traits and characteristics. Achieved statuses meaning also what the individual acquires during his or her lifetime as a result of the exercise of knowledge, ability, skill and/or perseverance. Occupation provides an example of status that may be either ascribed or achieved, it can be achieved by one gaining the right knowledge and skill to become socially positioned into a higher position of that job; building a persons social identity within the occupation.

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