Status System and Stratum System



If in the past the class distinction was accepted as earthly expression of a bigger picture, things change with the advent of a new awareness: the people acquire a class consciousness and organize themselves to bring down the satus system, where no vertical climb was possible.

with the 19th century a new era begins that will lead to the stratum system, a system still hierarchized but characterized by social mobility that was not only previously non-existent but also unthinkable