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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC100H5
Professor
Jayne Baker
Semester
Winter

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January 15, 2013 Powerful groups use social structures to maintain power. Latent functions – eg. education, we need people to populate the lesser groups of society Middle class provides stability to society . Aristotle – “having a strong middle class provides social stability” Marx – he thought capitalism, and the distinction between borgousie and proletarian would be erased, and communism would take over. Erving Goffman dramaturgical approach He said our social interactions with each other take place in a series of performances. It’s as if we live our lives on stage. Life is a ser
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