American Caste and Class

  title={American Caste and Class},
  author={William Lloyd Warner},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  pages={234 - 237}
  • W. Warner
  • Published 1 September 1936
  • Sociology
  • American Journal of Sociology
The social organization of the Deep South consists of two different kinds of social stratification. There is not only a caste system, but there is also a class structure. Ordinarily the social scientist thinks of these two different kinds of vertical structure as antithetical to each other. It is rare that the comparative sociologist finds a class structure being maintained together with a caste structure. Caste as used here describes a theoretical arrangement of the people of the given group… 
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