Segment 1A Zweig - Warning Concerning Copyright...

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Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions The Copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyright material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction not be "used for any purposes other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.
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4 Michael Zweig turn expose useful but often painful questions for the education process itself, allOWing faculty as well as students to think in new ways about the experience of higher education when viewed through the lens of class. II. Before turning to the aspects of class explored in the four parts of this book, we need to define clearly the terms of discussion. When people in the United States talk about class, it is often in ways that hide its most im- portant parts. We tend to think about class in terms of income, or the lifestyles that income can buy. The essays in this book contribute to the growing field of working class studies by understanding class instead as mainly a question of economic and political power. Power doesn't exist alone within an individual or a group. Power ex- ists as a relationship between and among different people or groups. This means that we cannot talk about one class of people alone, without look- ing at relationships between that class and others. Working class studies, then, necessarily involves the study of other classes, most importantly the capitalist class. But in working class studies, we look at all classes in so- ciety from the point of view of working people-their lives, experiences, needs, and interests. The working class is made up of people who, when they go to work or when they act as citizens, have comparatively little power or authority. They are the people who do their jobs under more or less close supervi- sion, who have little control over the pace or the content of their work, who aren't the boss of anyone. They are blue-collar people like construc- tion and factory workers, and white-collar workers like bank tellers and writers of routine computer code. They work to produce and distribute goods, or in service industries or government agencies. They are skilled and unskilled, engaged in over five hundred different occupations tracked by the U.s. Department of Labor: agricultural laborers, baggage handlers, cashiers, flight attendants, home health care aides, machinists, secretaries, short order cooks, sound technicians, truck drivers. In the United States, working class people are by far the majority of the popu- lation. Over eighty-eight million people were in working class occupa- tions in 2002, comprising 62 percent of the labor force. 4
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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2011 for the course LER 110 taught by Professor Ashby during the Spring '11 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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