Theories of Social Inequality
Parsons, social inequality and difference are functional and inevitable features of social systems
Durkheim (1944) within these complex socities social inequality and social difference were inevitable and important part of maintaining social order and prevent a state of anomie
Marx argues ovetimes two classes would move further apart, proleteriat would develop full awareness of thier oppression and exploitation enabeling them to rise up against bourgeouisie, Argued overtime two classes would polarise and move further apart
Jameson (1991) argued divsions in society product of 'late capitalism' but can't be explained by economic dimensions alone.
Polemus (1997) Focus on consumption and style in contemporary UK, like pick-and-mix society.