Exam 1 Essay Questions

Exam 1 Essay Questions - ESSAY QUESTIONS FOR EXAM 1 1 a...

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- ESSAY QUESTIONS FOR EXAM 1 - 1. a. According to Davis and Moore, inequality is inevitable due to the fact that people are born with varying  levels of talent. It is through education that the most talented are sorted from those less talented, and where  talents are honed into skills that will allow for individuals to move to whatever job and duties are appropriate  for their level of talent.  b. For individuals with high levels of talent, this inequality is beneficial in the fact that they are guaranteed a  high position in society. For individuals with low levels of talent, however, it is detrimental in the fact that  they are forced to stay in their low levels, never having the chance to work their way towards higher statuses  in society. 2. a. According to Bowles and Gintis, inequality is inevitable due to the fact that an individual’s parents’  socioeconomic status traps them into their current social status. This is seen further as individuals go  through the educational system. Parents of high SES have higher social and cultural capital to encourage the  academic success of their children and from there, enable their children to maintain a high SES. Parents of 
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