Sociology 360 - Class Notes 09162010

Sociology 360 - Class Notes 09162010 - Sociology 360...

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Sociology 360 Reading Notes September 16, 2010 Reading: Kendall – Framing Class . “Tarnished Metal Frames: The Working Class and the Working Poor” (Chapter 5) Announcements, current events Why are people poor? Culture of poverty, structure of poverty explanation Who are the working poor? The working class? What makes it hard for these groups to move up Common perceptions of the working poor/WC [Kendall] TUESDAY: The high cost of poverty/Group 1 presentation Review Different definitions How poverty is associated with obesity More of a need for poor to seek resources Feminization of poverty More White are people (raw numbers) Why people are poor An issues most Americans do not want pointed out to them Defile the American dream Culture of Poverty (Oscar Lewis) Poor people lack the value of education Language that’s past down culturally People who “make it” would see themselves as outcasts
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