assume it is beneficial then try to explain how it must be beneficial.). This means that, as Davis and Moore say: a position does not bring power and prestige because it draws a high income. Some Notes on the Functional Theory of Stratification.
More than a half a century after American sociologists Kingsley Davis and Wilbert.
Moore offered their controversial theory, the.
Scott, John, and Gordon Marshall. Sociology and Social Research: A12-415. Conflict theorists are deeply critical of social stratification, asserting that it benefits only some people, not all of society. So, inequality is universal. This is one of the reasons why it was rare for a royal prince like Englands Prince William to marry a commoner. Social stratification takes on new meanings when it is examined from different sociological perspectivesfunctionalism, conflict theory, and symbolic interactionism.
American Sociological Review 10(2 24249. Path Models of Functional Theories of Social Stratification as Representations of Cultural Beliefs on Stratification.