Theoretical Perspectives on Social Stratification

 Analyze the Davis-Moore thesis. Do you agree with Davis and Moore? Does social stratification play an important

function in society? What examples can you think of that support the thesis? What examples can you think of that refute

the thesis?

 Consider social stratification from the symbolic interactionist perspective. How does social stratification influence the

daily interactions of individuals? How do systems of class, based on factors such as prestige, power, income, and wealth,

influence your own daily routines, as well as your beliefs and attitudes? Illustrate your ideas with specific examples and

anecdotes from your own life and the lives of people in your community