They are, however, often of an amorphous kind. For Marx, class involved not only a common market situation or position and one restricted primarily to the capital-labour relationbut also the recognition of this common position by members of the class, the ability to act as a class, and the opposition of the class to the interests of another class.
The task specialization, in terms of the exercise of power, is minimal. Class situation is, in this sense, ultimately market situation Ibid. Rational-legal authority is based on a set of rules, and the belief in the legitimacy of the process of rule creation and enforcement.
The difference between parties on the one hand, and status groups and class on the other, is in the level of analysis. Capital becomes highly differentiated depending on how it is used in the market, and how the owner of capital employs it. Now let us stay with economic power.
Since males in modern society have generally had more access to jobs and income, this can become a basis for economic, social, and political inequality between men and women.