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Haechan Yoo Roger Carver Sociology 101-002 Chapter 9 Essay a) Define stratification and then explain modern theories of stratification in the U.S. using functional theory (Davis & Moore), the criticism of functional theory by conflict theorists (Rossides), and conflict theory (Marx & Dahrendorf) and illustrate all arguments with examples. Stratification is a system of social inequality is based on a hierarchy of groups. Functionalists
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Unformatted text preview: argue that stratification is necessary to motivate people to fill society's important positions. Also, Functionalists find that the poor satisfy positive functions for many of the nonpoor in the United States. Conflict theorists see stratification as a major source of societal tension and conflict. Interactionists stress the importance of social class in determining a person's lifestyle....
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