Lecture 14 - SOCIOLOGY 3AC Professor Brian Powers 9/26/07...

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SOCIOLOGY 3AC Professor Brian Powers 9/26/07 Lecture 14 Sharing or distribution of lecture notes, or sharing of your subscription, is ILLEGAL and will be prosecuted. Our non-profit, student-run program depends on your individual subscription for its continued existence. These notes are copyrighted by the University of California and are for your personal use only. Sharing or copying these notes is illegal and could end note taking for this course ANNOUNCEMENTS What about Friday’s task? Friday’s task is about a quiz that you should feel morally obliged to carry out. It is a way for us to present the key points of the material on income trends in the U.S. described by the three authors on the state of working America. I want you to read through that chapter in the reader and write down five things that are new and interesting to you. It could be something surprising or interesting, something you did not know that may have confirmed what you suspected. Write those things down and when we come to class on Friday I want you to share your lists of each other in groups of four. Then we will have a report back. We will cover key points that you feel that you need to know from course readings. I will be here to back you up and add to your thoughts. Table Assignment. I am also reminding you that the due date for tables one and two were pushed back to next Monday. Bring hard copies here, and I will create a space for you to submit the assignments on Bspace that evening. You can start to post your tables one and two up on Bspace toward the end of Monday. Sample Sociobiography. I have been getting questions about your sociobiographies. There are at least two sample papers posted on Bspace, written by students in the past because they have been found impressive. There are two other papers. One is by a sociology senior on societal processes, in which he had to do a larger form of a sociobiography. He looked at his and his parents’ attainments in comparison to societal policies. Your paper will be a condensed version of his paper. Also at the resources page is a very impressive paper written by a graduate of sociology. He came here and struggled every moment of college to get through despite his difficult Latino background. His family’s income was under $20,000 a year, with five children. Again, it is not an exemplary sociobiography, but it was an excellent paper related to him and his attainments. Articles of Interest. I have posted up two new and relevant items in the folder on media and research articles that pertain to American inequality. One is an article about the new American oligarchy (the rule of the few)—this article was printed in Harper’s magazine in 1995. It was written by a conservative political activist from Washington, D.C. He was becoming disillusioned with what American democracy was settling into, so he wrote about the new American oligarchy. I invite you to take a look at that article by Lind. There was a second piece which pertained to the Luxembourg
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Lecture 14 - SOCIOLOGY 3AC Professor Brian Powers 9/26/07...

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