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C. A Classless Society In a classless society there are no economically based strata. 1. Soviet Union as an example Not even the Soviet's claim to be a true Communist society. They only claim to be at the transition phase between capitalism and socialism. III. Perspectives on Class A. Stratification: A Functionalist View Functionalist see the class structure is beneficial to American society. Furthermore, class structure is necessary. Functionalist concern themselves with how a society can encourage the most qualified people to do the most important jobs. Class structure facilitates this end. 1. Class structure provides a competitive arena
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Unformatted text preview: A class structure allows the best rise to the top of the social strata. 2. Class structure provides a motivating force Fluid class structure provides motivation and an arena for individual achievement. It offers prizes that challenge people to work hard. 3. Class structure provides opportunity Americans believe that through hard work, all people have a crack at getting to the top. The wealth of the few is the goal of every American. Of course, there is poverty. Poverty, however, is simply the result of individuals not trying hard enough....
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