Sociology 360 - Class Notes 09072010

Sociology 360 - Class Notes 09072010 - Sociology 360...

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Sociology 360 Reading Notes September 7, 2010 Reading: Marger – Social Inequality: Patterns and Processes : “The American Class System” (Chapter 3) How is Social Class Defined? Essay #1 Announcements/current events Who do we typically think about when we use the term class? VIDEO: “People Like Us” Defining class in the U.S. Realities of class stratification How easy is it to move up in America? How do we typically use the word class? o Location o Clothes (type and how they wore it) o “Average”? o Different o Ancestry o Culturally literate (language, music, theater, clothes, et cetera) o Education o Car o Vacationing o People we want to be like o Occupation/career o The size of one’s house o What you own or where you shop o Aspirations o In-group culture o context Origin of Labor Day
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Sociology 360 Reading Notes September 7, 2010 Became a Federal holiday in 1894 to celebrate “the strength and espirit de corps of the trade and labor organization” of the community, followed by a festival for
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2010 for the course SOCI 360 taught by Professor Sternheimer,karen during the Fall '10 term at USC.

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