OCR Sociology - Sociologists Inequality (Functionalists)

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Durkheim – believes harmony is achieved through the 'division of labour' and that conflict may occur but its controlled.

Parsons – there is a stratification of individuals in the order of their importance which is agreed through socialisation resulting in a 'value consensus' (giving people common goals).

David & Moore – meritocracy means the most able get the most important jobs and stratification keeps the top in their position and the lower people working hard.



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