Components of Social Stratification in a Hungarian Metropolitan Area

By examining a Hungarian agglomeration area, the paper aims to elaborate the framework of the so called normative-functionalist class scheme, which took its form in the context of the discussions of Hungarian sociologists in the past years and was exemplified in a 2015 study by using data from the 2011 Census. In the present paper, each class was described not just by its resources (endowment with economic, cultural and network capital), but also by its spatial position and by its typical movements in space, showing how class impacts movements inside and outside the city. Ultimately, it is shown that the application of the normative-functionalistic class scheme has its limitations in more complex analyses.

Released: Replika 92–93, 95–117.