Social Stratification Within Our Society
Introduction In this unit we have learned about social stratification within our society. As individuals we each have a unique location within these social structures that provides both privileges/opportunities and disadvantages/constraints. The purpose of this paper is to reflect on your own social location and describe your position within structural systems. Directions In a 2-3 page(not including the title or reference pages) paper answer the following questions. Your response should be written in a series of paragraphs and answering each of the questions. In other words, your response should be in traditional essay fashion. (Don’t just list the question and answer.) As such, you should have a title page and a reference page. At least 1 academic reference must be used. You are free to use more as needed. All references should be properly cited in either APA-6 or APA-7 format. And your paper should be formatted with Times New Roman font size 12, double-spaced with one inch margins all around. What is your social location? How does your identity position you within systems of power, privilege, and marginalization in society? How have social structures enabled and constrained your life and actions to this point? Describe the intersection between your biography and history illustrating the ways in which sociological factors have shaped your life? I have provided an additional resource to help with this assignment called The Diversity Wheel . This graphic will help you think through your various identities and begin to see how the social categories you belong to may provide advantage or disadvantage. The purpose of this paper is self-reflection paired with course concepts. The strongest papers will both effectively reflect on personal biography and apply sociological concepts presented in the readings and notes.