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Theories of Inequality

Functionalism

Durkheim ­ Strat is functional and beneficial to society and prevents people without
the abilities to become a doctor, becoming a doctor and this avoids disappointment.
Occupations are graded in terms of their importance to society ­ those which are more
functional receive higher rewards for…

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Weberian

Weber ­ Rejects the notion that economic power creates class inequality within
society. Argues `class' (economic relationships) and `status' (perceived social standing
­ can also come from religion, gender, ethnicity) are both equally important sources of
power which influence the life chances of individuals. Economic relationships are
determined by…

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