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... A Summary of the Article “Social Mobility and Status Attainment” A Summary of the Article “Social Mobility and Status Attainment” One of the most famous scholars in sociology, Charles E. Hurst, tried to explain the nature of and characteristics of social mobility and openness in his article “Social Mobility and Status Attainment: Openness in U.S. Society” (Hurst, 2010, p. 313). In this article, Hurst actually presented different studies concerning the degree of social mobility in American society, in which results of these studies indicated that the overall trend of social mobility in the U.S. was not uniform across time (Hurst, 2010). On the contrary, Hurst argued that these studies actually...