346 Class and Gender Groups Exercise

346 Class and Gender Groups Exercise - Conceptualizing...

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Conceptualizing Class and Gender and Sexism Soc 346 Group Exercise Prof. Thing “Shadowy Lines that Still Divide”: Janny Scott and David Leonhardt: 1. According to the authors, what is social class? Explain why it is an important force in American life. 2. Is mobility possible in American Society? Explain how peoples’ opinions of upward mobility are linked to the idea of meritocracy. Are our expectations of mobility reflective of actual mobility in our society? 3. What is the paradox of the new American meritocracy? How do we, as university educated people, fit into this paradox? 4. How has social class changed over the past several decades? 1
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Conceptualizing Class and Gender and Sexism Soc 346 Group Exercise Prof. Thing “The Hidden Cost of Being African American”: Thomas M. Shapiro 1. Briefly discuss Shapiro’s main point or thesis. Define “Transformative Assets.” According to Shapiro, how do transformative assets contribute to racial inequality. 2
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2011 for the course SOC 364 taught by Professor Thing during the Spring '11 term at CSU Long Beach.

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