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University of Toronto Scarborough
Malcolm Mac Kinnon

StratificationSocial stratificationrefers to persistent patterns of social inequality in society how wealth powerprestige are socially distributed and transmitted from one generation to the nextexists in all societiesComplexityInequalitySome sociologists say that politics is primarily responsible for equalityOr that social complexity is most significantOccupational complexityIn huntergatherer societies division of labour is men huntwomen gatherthey share everythingIn Inuit culture the old ppl walk out in the blizzard and dont come back bc they feel like theyre a burden to societyThe legitimacy argumentoccupations try to legitimize what they make using excuses such as skill time dangersMosca on the Inevitability of InequalityMao tried to impose equality and the death toll was 40 millionHis book the ruling classInequality is inevitable because societies cant exist wo politicsPoliticsform of decision makingcoordinationSocieties are organized and politics does the organizingInequality must existAnarchismpolitical ideas that is suspicious of powerauthorityBelieve that inequality is the source of all social problemsIn favour of equalityFirst you have
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