Some Principles of Stratification: A Critical Analysis

  title={Some Principles of Stratification: A Critical Analysis},
  author={M. Tumin},
  journal={American Sociological Review},
  • M. Tumin
  • Published 1953
  • Sociology
  • American Sociological Review
T HE fact of social inequality in human society is marked by its ubiquity and its antiquity. Every known society, past and present, distributes its scarce and demanded goods and services unequally. And there are attached to the positions which command unequal amounts of such goods and services certain highly morallytoned evaluations of their importance for the society. The ubiquity and the antiquity of such inequality has given rise to the assumption that there must be something both inevitable… Expand
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