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STUDY GUIDE - WHITE COLLAR C. Wright Mills 1.What, according to Mills, is the difference between the old middle class in Europe and in the United States? 2.What is Mill’s attitude toward the businessmen who arose after the Civil War? What does he think they did? How does his analysis of their role compare with that of Roosevelt? 3.Mills minimizes the role of slavery and race in American development. Why do you think he does this? How would his analysis change if slavery and blacks played more of a role in it? 4.Compare and contrast Mill’s analysis of class splits in industrial America with Marx’s analysis of capitalism. 5.What is Mills attitude toward the nineteenth-century middle class? Does he admire it? Why or why not? How would Marx respond? What about DuBois? 6.What is the significance of property ownership for Mills? What about competition? Do you agree with him?
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Unformatted text preview: 7.What according to Mills, happened to the small world of entrepreneur? 8.How does Mills draw upon Webers ideas about the Protestant ethic? 9.What, according to Mills, is the difference between those who value work for extrinsic reasons and those who value it for intrinsic reasons? 10.What, according to Mills, does the work ethic play in the new and old middle class? 11.What, according to Mills, is the ideal of craftsmanship and what has happened to it? Do you agree? Why or why not? 12.What, according to Mills, is wrong with the split between work and leisure? Do you agree? Why or why not? 13.Do you agree with Millss critique of modern work? Why or why not? 14.Do you think Millss analysis of work is relevant today? Why or why not? 15.Mills has been called a radical, a liberal, and a conservative. Which label, if any, do you think describes him?...
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