"Marxist and Functionalist Theories in the Study of Stratification" : A Comment

Kerbo, Harold R.
September 1976
Social Forces;Sep76, Vol. 55 Issue 1, p191
Academic Journal
The article focuses on Marxist and functionalist theories in the study of stratification. The most recent attempt by Theodore Kemper in "Social Forces," should be applauded for its fresh approach and originality. Kemper failed to document another partial line of agreement between Marxists and functionalists. Both acknowledge that something like value consensus may exist. The structural-functional and Marxian positions are not simply theories but competing social scientific paradigms.


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