Japanese samurai and Indian brahmins were both considered to be well above the next group down.
In other words, the space between the first and second rungs on the social ladder was much wider than that between the second and third rungs.
We will explore the diverse ways social causation works and how we can identify the causes behind important social phenomena.
We know a lot about gender inequality – its history, how people experience it in their lives, the ways it varies in intensity and form across time and place, the beliefs that make it seem natural, and much more.
In the feudal Japanese social system, the shogun and the imperial family were above the class system. In fact, kings and warriors were lumped together in the second caste - the Kshatriyas.