Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research, Belgrade
Received: October 14, 2020
Accepted: October 27, 2020
The justification for introducing a still relatively new notion of precariat to scientific knowledge fund is an issue that requires special analysis and argumentation. Nevertheless, regardless of which theoretical point of view we take, members of the precariat (or individuals in a very precarious position in modern societies) do not levitate independently from each other and the other social groups. Therefore, this paper aimed primarily to provide readers with a brief overview of the complexity of probing social structure and systems, mostly through an overview of the basic theoretical ways of studying social stratification and inequality. Hence, it should open the question whether and how precariat could be epistemological and methodologically questioned in the social stratification surveys. Also, it should open the question of whether and how the precariat could be epistemological and methodologically questioned in the social stratification surveys. The article also offers an overview and a critique of one of the still most influential empirical studies of social structure, in which the precariat is recognized as one of the social groups that create the structure of British society (BBC’s Great British Class Survey, 2011).
KEY WORDS: Precariat / Social structure / Social stratification / Social inequalities