SOC 102 Topic 5 Discussion 1


The most important societal task would be family. Family is the starting point for all societal tasks, which are: -socialization from birth to death -education from preschool to university -health and disease -work and leisure -economic inequality

So we all need to breath right. The social institution that allows us to breathe is the respiratory system. The respiratory system is a part of the body. It consists of stuff like the lung and rib cage, which are both organs. An organ allows you to do a task on its own which is breathing (they use oxygen and give off carbon dioxide). If a lung was not there we could not breathe and would die.



Compare and contrast Davis and Moore’s functionalist perspective of social stratification with Mosca’s conflict perspective of social stratification. After your comparison, indicate which theory you agree with and why?

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