SOC 100-730 Travis Marschner Homework Assignment #4

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Travis Marschner SOC 100: 730 Homework Assignment #4 Dr. Choudhury 1.) According to Henslin, the three factors that determine social class are: people’s rankings on income, education, and occupation. The more income and education one has and the higher the prestige of one’s work, the higher one’s social class. Conversely, the lower one’s income, education, and prestige of occupation, the lower one’s social class. 2.) If I suffered from some kind of economic catastrophe and had to file for bankruptcy it depends on my social class and my upbringing how I see myself. For example, if I grew up in a high social class and had to stoop so low as filing bankruptcy I would see myself as a failure because everyone strives to do just a little bit better than their parents. Others who know that my parents and my social upbringing were in a high social class may ostracize me for being a letdown. I think that others would feel this way because people in today’s society think that everyone can and will achieve that almighty “American Dream” and everyone’s goal is to do better than their parents. For another example of my “actual life,” I was raised in a middle class
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This note was uploaded on 10/13/2011 for the course SOC 100 taught by Professor Blah during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.

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