Sociology 360 - Class Notes 09092010

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Sociology 360 Reading Notes September 9, 2010 Reading: Marger – Social Inequality: Patterns and Processes : ““Stratification and Social Mobility” (Chapter 7) Announcements/current events Review: American Class System What is the American Dream? o The Horation Alger myth? Types of mobility How open is the U.S. class system TUESDAY – What causes poverty? American Dream White picket fence (house in the suburbs) Nuclear family – 2 kids Rags to riches Opportunities Hard work will lead to success Freedom ** Key to social mobility is not about getting an education ** Quintile = 1/5 th of a pie (chart) Most people if they do move are likely to move up or down one notch
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Unformatted text preview: ** PowerPoint presentation ** Types of mobility • Upward mobility • Individual mobility – pull yourself up o Marker of the American Dream Character defects for failure Sociology 360 Reading Notes September 9, 2010 • Education • Addiction • Laziness • Intergeneration mobility o Rose above parent’s mobility • Intragenerational mobility o When one moves up within a lifetime • Structural mobility o Tends not to be part of the motion of American dream Policies Opportunities Discrimination Technological Disasters Depression/recession War...
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