Definition of Prestige
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /prɛˈsti(d)ʒ/
- British English – /prɛˈstiː(d)ʒ/
- Plural: prestiges
- “Most (and probably all) societies exist with systems of social division and social stratification, through which entire categories of people are elevated above others, providing one segment of the population with a disproportionate amount of money, power and prestige” (Macionis Plummer 2012:232).
- “Social stratification is universal but variable. Social stratification is found everywhere. Yet what is unequal and how unequal it is varies from one society to another. In some societies, inequality is mostly a matter of prestige; in others, wealth or power is the key element of difference. In addition, some societies contain more inequality than others” (Macionis 2012:225).
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APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
prestige. (2017). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/prestige/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2017. “prestige.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed November 16, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/prestige/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“prestige.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2017. Web. 16 Nov. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/prestige/>.