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Unformatted text preview: vi) Underclass (10-12%)- dont work F. Davis and Moore on Social Inequality (1945) i) No society is classless- meaning not everyone is society will be equal. ii) Stratification is functional necessity- everybody cannot do everything iii) Certain positions are more important and require special talent, skills, and training.- example- doctor iv) Social systems develop means to assign occupational positions v) Social systems develop mechanisms to fil various occupational positions vi) Motivation to succeed. Inequality makes you want to overcome it G. Criticism i) Functional significance is a cultural phenomenon ii) Unequal access to resources iii) Stratification leads to status quo iv) Development of favorable self images v) Produces conflict rather than integration in society vi) Melvin M. Tumin...
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