11/16/15 Sociology 001 Study Guide: 32-Loewen –“The Land of Opportunity.”(Chapter 31 in 6thedition) There are 8 general topics/questions in this study guide. Topics appear in bold: In one sentence, what is the author attempting to show? Why does the author feel this research is necessary? What data sources does he use? What did Woodrow Wilson say about social class and education? Loewen says “Social class is probably the single most important variable in society.” What are two pieces of evidence does he produce to support this…a.…regarding infant health (two pieces of evidence)?b.…regarding socialization (2)? c.…regarding education (2)?Why do teachers and textbooks avoid discussing social class? Loewen states that American history courses “(justify) rather than explain the present.” In your own words, explain what he means by this. Why is it a problem to stress that almost everyone is middle class?