Author name: Dr. Ashwani Kumar

Dr. Ashwani Kumar is a budding sociologist and academician, who has made significant contributions to the field of sociology. He has completed his PhD from Panjab University, Chandigarh, and awarded the NET/JRF fellowship by UGC. During the past few years, he has worked as a faculty member in various universities, both government and private, such as University of Jammu, CT University, and Chandigarh University. Currently, he is the Head of the Department of Sociology at Gurukashi University, Bathinda (Punjab). Dr. Ashwani Kumar has a rich and diverse research profile, having presented and published a number of research papers in national and international journals and conferences. He is also the author of three books, namely, Reimagining Politics, Revisiting Classical Sociological Thought, and Reimagining Justice. His areas of interest include political sociology, modernity, and education. Apart from his academic pursuits, Dr. Ashwani Kumar is also a prolific writer and columnist, who regularly writes for PureSociology, a popular online platform for sociological insights and analysis. He has written on various topics such as education, culture, politics, and fashion, and has received wide appreciation and recognition for his views and opinions.

The Risk of Emerging Virtual Inequality and Marginalization

Virtual Inequality and Marginalization: The dominant  basis of this virtual social differentiation is the difference in the statuses roles of individuals (actors) in the virtual world. Generally, we can divide virtual actors’ roles into influencers and followers. The influencers are those individuals who have a huge fan following or subscribers base; they can also be termed as virtual celebrities. While the followers are just the common internet users who follow the virtual celebrities; they can also be known as the virtual commoners.

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