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Unformatted text preview: Sociology Blackboard Readings Reading 1: Shadowy Lines Education matters more and linked tightly to class Rich isolating selves more and more Social mobility achieving American Dream is becoming more difficult More likely that 30 years ago to end in class born into Wealthy families provide good education and upbringing so their children can succeed meritocracy Still the land of opportunity? Different views on class because different definitions Marx defines two classes, Weber added more Social complexity makes classifying difficult 4 categories: education, income, occupation, wealth Long ago thought birth did not affect class Material things, race, and religion are no longer indicators of class Moving of factories to other countries, skills and education have become very important for getting a good job Richer have children when married, few and later Reading 4: Marriage Unequals Croteau car salesman, came from poor background, no college...
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