Describe Social Stratificaion in the Media

Write analysis on the topic of social stratification that is found in washington post (The quiet comeback of the middle class by Robert J. Samuelson) stratification is defined as a societys categorization of its people into rankings of socioeconomic tiers based on factors like wealth, income, race, education, and power (OpenStax, 187). The objective of this assignment is to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your ability to apply sociological perspectives of social stratification to real-world situations.Paper ContentI. Background (1-page max):Describe the social stratification or situation presented in the article.
When you describe the situation, do not plagiarize describe it in your own words and make sure to include in-text citations.
Make sure you include a well-developed thesis statement which informs the reader in one sentence what your paper is about. The thesis should be placed at the end of the Background section.II. Analysis (2 pages): Make sure this section is very well-developed, well-organized, and well-written.Important: There are two key elements to include in your analysis. You are asked to analyze both the content of the article and how it is presented. Presentation usually reflects ideology and subtle power relations. Why did the social stratification or situation occur?
In your analysis, make sure to include at least two sociological concepts or theories from the sociological view. You dont need to explain the theories or concepts in great detail. Make sure you apply the theories/concepts to the article you chose.
Concepts/theories must be bolded or underlined in your paper.
How did the author/reporter/publication present the situation?
Are there any cultural assumptions?
Do these assumptions reflect ideologies?
Do the ideologies reflect the status quo? What kind of status quo?
Are there any biases in the media presentation? If so, what kind of biases?III. Conclusion: Include an engaging and stimulating conclusion paragraph that summarizes your paper. Demonstrate evidence that you can make connections between all of the main ideas.Paper Format and CitationsMake sure to include the URL of the article in your list of Works Cited.
Make sure to cite in-text as well as include works cited page.
The paper should be logically organized in well-constructed paragraphs/sentences, have relevant content, and be easily understood.
12pt font, Times New Roman, 1.5 spacing.