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introppt10+2-25-08 - Today Stratification Types of...

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Today: Stratification Types of stratification Social Class in the U.S. In-class writing assignment (#4) MR Ch. 33 by Ehrenreich Theories of stratification
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Types of Stratification Caste Estate Social class (The U.S.)
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Social Mobility Movement from one class to another Upward social mobility Downward social mobility Loewen’s chapter: We learn in high school that the U.S. is the “land of opportunity”
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Social Mobility Upward social mobility is less common than downward mobility. Most people remain in their class of origin WHY? Can’t people move up, if they really want to?
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The Working Poor Millions of Americans work full-time for poverty- level wages Barbara Ehrenreich, a well-respected journalist, wanted to see what it is like to earn minimum wage (for more reading refer to her book by the same title, Nickel and Dimed )
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Writing Assignment (announced last Wed.) Ehrenreich’s chapter, “Nickel and Dimed” Usual rules apply: Closed notes, closed book. Didn’t do the reading? Turn in a piece of paper
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