Hierarchy is the structuring of social statuses and roles within an
organization or society ranked according to differentiations of power, authority, wealth,
income, etc. Related terms of hierarchy are ranking or stratification.
Issues of hierarchy extend beyond issues of social class.
Varieties of Hierarchies
and Markets: an Introduction
GARY G. HAMILTON, Univ of Washington Seattle, ROBERT C. FEENSTRA, Univ of California
Abstract: The paper presents both a theoretical and an empirical argument that the concept
of hierarchy needs to be reconceptualized.We develop a synthesis between Coase's and
Williamson's conception of a market/hierarchy dichotomy and Weber's distinction between
economic power and authority.
Gender Hierarchy Among
Gujarati Immigrants: Linking Immigration Policy and Cultural Norms. - Nandini
The nature of motel work allows women to contribute their labor full-time and still remain
housewives. Community financing and family labor allow for the
economic success of Patels. When families take on subsequent links in the chain migration,
they must meet the costs of migration and maintain traditional gender hierarchy. When they
are the last link in the chain, there is a challenge to this hierarchy. Patels maintain
traditional gender hierarchy. When either partner is linked to the labor market, there is
a challenge to traditional gender hierarchy.
Class Identities and the
Identity of Class
Wendy Bottero, University of Southampton - Sociology, Vol. 38, No. 5, 985-1003
We analyse the occupational structure of
friendship and present empirical evidence that show
that there is one dimension of this structure that can be plausibly interpreted as
reflecting a hierarchy of status. 'Is There a Status Order in Contemporary British
Society? Evidence from the Occupational Structure of Friendship', Working Paper
Number 2002-03, Department of Sociology, University of Oxford, October, Chan, Tak Wing and
The Enduring Place of Hierarchy in World Politics: Tracing the Social Logics of
Hierarchy and Political Change - John M. Hobson, Univ. of Sheffield, J. C.
Sharman, Univ. of Sydney, Australia.
Most assume that the state retains its sovereignty under globalization.
In contrast we argue that hierarchical sub-systems have been common since 1648, and that
the international system continues to be characterized by hierarchical relations.
Hierarchy, Alienation, Commitment, and Organizational Effectiveness
William M. Evan, The Wharton School, Department of Sociology and Management, University of
Four dimensions of organizational hierarchy are identified: inequality of skills and
knowledge, inequality of authority, and inequality of information distribution. Some
evidence for the alternative hypothesis is examined. The phenomenon of "shop-floor
democracy" is conceptualized as involving a process of destratification with respect
to allfour dimensions of hierarchy.
WELFARE, HIERARCHY AND
THE `NEW RIGHT': THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL POLICY CHANGES IN BRITAIN, 1979-1989 -
The policy statements of the British Conservative government are heavily influenced by
`new right' ideology. The impact of policy change fits an old
right programme of dependency, obligation and hierarchy better than a `new right' ideology
of market individualism.
Ryon Lancaster. Constructing
Careers: The Creation of Hierarchy in the Catholic Church.