Synthesis of Functionalist and Conflict Perspectives on Class

Synthesis of Functionalist and Conflict Perspectives on Class

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Synthesis of Functionalist and Conflict Perspectives on Class 1. Basic Resources The basic resources needed for the maintenance of society are allocated in much the same way that the functionalists argue. This is efficient. He contends that all societies do this to one degree or another. 2. Surplus wealth Surplus wealth is allocated in much the same way that the conflict theory predicts (i.e., through exploitation and class struggle). Social Mobility Social mobility generally refers to the movement from one social class to another . There are several ways to view social mobility in terms of class position.
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Unformatted text preview: Intergenerational Mobility Intergenerational mobility refers to movement (up or down) the social hierarchy by family members. An example here would be a family where the father is a trucker and the sibling becomes a doctor. Exchange Mobility Exchange mobility is where individuals change places with one another in the stratification system For example, if 100 working-class people move upward on the class ladder and, at the same time, 100 middle class people experience downward mobility, sociologists would consider this to be an example of exchange mobility (Henslin, 2004:209)....
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