SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON SOCIAL INEQUALITY

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SOCIAL CLASS IN THE UNITED STATES SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON SOCIAL INEQUALITY Functionalist Perspective—according to Kingsley Davis and Wilbert Moore (1945) inequality is not only inevitable but necessary for the smooth functioning of society—believe in meritocracy in which important people fill important positions and are rewarded accordingly Conflict Perspective—class struggle Symbolic Interactionist—focus on microlevel concerns, and upon the effects of social inequality and not on the structure that produces these inequalities—what kind of games and rituals, for example, does the ruling class practice?— Judith Rollins (1985) and Erving Goffman (1967) studied deference, a ceremonial activity that reflects inequality Post-modern --What is the future of social inequality in the US?—will it become more pronounced or will the gaps diminish?—also look at the feminization of poverty and the impact of technology, as described above READINGS ON SOCIAL CLASS (Henslin, Chapter 7)
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