Books by Kingsley Davis (Author of Cities)
Classic Texts: Davis & Moore "Some Principles of Stratification" 1945
These functionalist sociologists explored how society ensures that the right people perform the right roles. They argue in favour of stratification. This, they argue, is what ensures meritocracy. They argued that, for society to function properly, all jobs and roles in society needed to be done by somebody. It was important that they were done by people most capable of doing the job or most suited to it.
SOME PRINCIPLES OF STRATIFICATION. KINGSLEY DAVIS AND WILBERT E. MooRE. Princeton University. IN A PREVIOUS PAPER some concepts for.
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For complaints, use another form. - Those who believe in stratification believe in common values.
Why is stratification so common? Is it possible to have a society without stratification? Sociologists trying to answer these questions have developed two very different macro explanations of stratification, while symbolic interactionists have examined the differences that stratification produces for everyday interaction. In line with this view, functionalist theorists in sociology assume that stratification exists because it also serves important functions for society. Some principles of stratification.