Social Stratification can be described as socially-patterned inequality of access to things that a culture defines as desirable. Social stratification is a topic of extraordinarybreadth. Stratification pervades all aspects of culture and society, and stratification perfusesthe points of articulation between social, cultural and physical environments. Sociologists examine stratification through the lenses of human ecology, culture, demography, health, economic sociology, education, employment, race, religion, ethnicity and so-on. Stratification research often asks questions that require new analytic methods, so stratification researchers at Chicago are closely connected to research methodologists. From Anderson to Znaniecki, the history of American stratification research and theory is defined by scholars who spent some or all of their most productive years in the University of Chicago Department of Sociology. Virtually every member of the current University of Chicago Department of Sociology could claim membership in the stratification cluster and would be welcome to do so.
The Applied Economics Workshop
The Macro/International Workshop
The Center for Human Potential and Public Policy
The Center for Interdisciplinary Health Disparities
The Race, Politics, and Culture Center