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.
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