Digital stratification: Class, status group, and party in the age of the Internet

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This chapter attempts to explain how and why the process of social stratification is relevant and valuable to the study of digital inequalities in a digital-enabled society. Digital inequalities are not separate forms of inequalities, but are related to social inequalities offline (Ragnedda, 2017). This chapter argues that digital inequalities are, similarly to social inequalities, influenced by the Weberian triadic relationship at the base of social stratification dynamics – namely, class, social status and power (Weber, 1949). ...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Sage Handbook of Digital Society
EditorsWilliam Housley, Adam Edwards, Roser Beneito-Montagut, Richard Fitzgerald
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781526498779
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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