social stratification and social mobility

The purpose of this assignment is to help you better understand concepts related to social stratification and social mobility.

What have you learned from this week’s reading about social stratification? How has this week’s reading influenced your thoughts on the American Dream? In your response, identify material from the reading that pertains to and explain the following.

  • A definition of social stratification
  • At least one sociological theory that best explains your own perspective about social mobility
  • The relationship between culture and social mobility

Your response should be two to three pages and include specific examples, a detailed analysis, and reasoning to support your claims.