Comparative Study of the Attitudes of Rural and Urban Punjabi Society towards Caste Stereotypes in Punjabi Language

Mehmood Ul Hassan, Muhammad Qasim Ali, Abdul Hameed Zahid, Saeed Ahmad, Muhammad Zafar Iqbal, Zafar Masaud

Abstract


This study compares attitudes of rural/urban population of Punjab (Pakistan) towards caste-stereotypes in Punjabi language. The data were collected from District Vehari of southern Punjab including its two adjacent sub-divisions Burewla and Mailsi through questionnaire and interviews; and analyzed using SPSS. The results reveal that there is considerable difference among the attitudes of urban/rural population regarding beliefs and foundations of the caste-stereotypes and their impacts on social life. Besides, people living in rural areas are more prone to using caste-stereotypes than their urban counterparts. Similar trend is observed in the effect of caste-stereotypes on their social relations.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n1s1p620


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Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences ISSN 2039-9340(Print) ISSN 2039-2117(Online)

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