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This course overviews contemporary research on two key dimensions of social stratification: class and gender, with particular attention to the study of advanced (post)industrial societies. It presents some of the key findings from the comparative stratification literature and shows how theoretical debates can be tested against empirical data. The course provides a comprehensive overview of the main theories, debates, and methodological developments in the fields of class and gender stratification, and pays special attention to identifying the mechanisms of inequality transmission. Students will discover the complex and multifaceted nature of inequality as they become familiarised with bot classic and contemporary frontier research in the field of social stratification.
IMPORTANT: Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the course moves online. Weekly sessions continue on zoom.us. Links and passwords for zoom meetings provided by e-mail. Stay tuned, stay safe!