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SOC 394 -The World in America /Konczal: Home

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Welcome to Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library!

This guide will help you to use the resources and services provided by Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library.  If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns please feel free to contact me at, or 305-899-4051.


Social inequality encompasses relatively long-lasting differences between groups of people and has considerable implications for individuals, especially "for the rights or opportunities they exercise and the rewards or privileges they enjoy".... Read More.


Stratification describes the differential arrangement of persons or positions within a society. The term can also be used to refer to the hierarchical ordering of societies or other macrolevel entities.  Read More.

Social Stratification

In all complex societies, the total stock of valued resources is distributed unequally, with the most privileged individuals and families receiving a disproportionate share of power, prestige, and other valued resources. The term "stratification system...Read More.

Caste and Inherited Status

The study of social inequalities is one of the most important areas of sociology as inequalities in property, power, and prestige have long-term consequences on access to the basic necessities of life.  Read More.

Library Phone Numbers

Circulation Desk:  305-899-3760

Reference Desk:  305-899-3772

Library Hours

Entrance doors are locked 10 minutes before closing time to allow patrons to exit the building in a timely manner.

Regular Hours:

Sunday                                10:00 a.m - 10:00 p.m.

Monday - Thursday              7:30 a.m.  - 10:00 p.m.

Friday                                  7:30 a.m.  -   8:00 p.m.

Saturday                              9:00 a.m.  -   8:00 p.m.

Reference Desk Hours.

 Monday – Friday:               9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday:           10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Additional hours information