Supplementary Readings - Supplementary Readings - Final...

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Supplementary Readings - Final Barbara Ehrenreigh – “Nickel and Dimed” Works minimum wage Can’t live a normal life Poor people can’t climb the social ladder due to myriad of small costs that add up Janny Scott and David Leonhardt – “Shadowy Lines that Still Divide” Class has become increasingly difficult to distinguish We tend to view there being more social mobility than actually exists Jennifer Steinhauer – “When the Joneses Wear Jeans” Social class, once so easily assessed by the car in the driveway or the purse on the arm, has become harder to see in the things Americans buy. Rising incomes, flattening prices and easily available credit have given so many Americans access to such a wide array of high-end goods that traditional markers of status have lost much of their meaning.” William G. Domhoff – “Who Rules America: The Corporate Community and the Upper Class” Links things like education to wealth and class Paula S. Rothenberg – “Racial Formations” Phipps article Jefferson M. Fish – “Mixed-Blood”
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This note was uploaded on 09/18/2010 for the course DSOC 1101 taught by Professor Hirshel during the Spring '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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