HISP200, Assignment #4

HISP200, Assignment #4 - Matt Hines HISP200 Assignment #4...

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Matt Hines HISP200 Assignment #4 While reading the Catherine Bisher piece Yuppies, Bubba, and the politics of Culture , I found the tension between classes described was rather interesting. For instance, the Yuppies, described as a group high in human capital, often have a very different perspective than the rest of society. Thus, when the Yuppies serve the rest of society in their occupations, there is potential for the classes to clash based on prior perspectives influencing the ways each class acts. The author suggests for each class realize the biases that do exist across classes. He argues that if one does this, it is possible for classes to be tolerant of each other’s varying perspectives. “Thus professionals, including preservationists, come to their work not objectively but weighted with their own values…” (Yuppies, Bubba, and the politics of Culture, page 10) I believe that this quote summarizes the main point that the author is trying to make in the passage. However, I am suggesting that an even stronger perspective comes from one’s socioeconomic background and not necessarily their level of human capital. While these
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This note was uploaded on 10/07/2011 for the course HISP 200 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '10 term at Maryland.

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HISP200, Assignment #4 - Matt Hines HISP200 Assignment #4...

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