April 10, 2013
Weekly Memo: The Secrets of Princeton& Bobos in Paradise
Both of these articles emphasize the unspoken truth that those who are rich try their
hardest to marry someone who is of a similar financial ra
3:30 to 5:30 Monday December 19th 2016
50 MC 1 pt each
Info from the book
Race and ethnic stratification
The rich, the working class, and the poor
Pay attention to the hypotheses
o Kuznets hypothesis
Inequality goes up in early phas
This is not Fox News All opinions must be defended by evidence.
Theme: How is it that people of privilege know how to interact with other people of privilege?
This is known as social/cultural capital. A lack of cultural capital can
To what degree do people differ by race in regards to scarce resources?
Does the status attainment process differ by race and ethnicity?
How easy was it for Zhe to overcome her difficulties?
How easy was it for Spa to overcome her difficult
Those who participate in politics are able to vote for people who will gather resources on their
constituents behalf. The winners get more resources and the losers have to deal with it
Democracy is a non-violent way to compete for resources
Read supplemental reading for 10-26s class
Equal opportunity pledges non-discrimination
What does it mean to level the playing field?
Quotas insulated minority applicants from competition and thus far were unconstitutional but race could
be used as
1. How easy or difficult is it for people to inherit the same social position as their parents?
2. How easy or difficult to change social positions within a lifetime?
Mobility changes in occupational distribution of people, generally think wi
Sociology Notes 9-19-2016
Society places certain values on certain occupations
Dr. Corts occupation as a professor as opposed to a teacher, says something about Dr. Corts
achievement in life, regardless of where he started
Signaling that he w
April 2, 2013
Weekly Memo: Preparing for Power Cultural Capital and Curricula in America's Elite Boarding
There are prestigious boarding schools in America that vigorously educate and prepare
its students fo
March 27, 2013
Weekly Memo: The Glass Escalator: Hidden Advantages for Men in the Female
It is very rare to find a specific job that an equal amount of men and women take part in, but
the four that conta
March 6, 2013
Weekly Memo: Should Affirmative Action Policies Be Discontinued?
Affirmative action was put in place as an effort to increase the educational and
occupational opportunities that are available to minori
February 27, 2013
Weekly Memo: Jobless Poverty: A New Form of Social Dislocation in the Inner-City Ghetto
In this article, Wilson addresses a new kind of poverty. There have always been people in
this country living
Sex- biological criteria from classifying males from females- in some
cases sex as also being socially influenced. ( male female ). Example of
intersex people. Not clear if they fit into male or female. Social process in
Theme 1) Potential consequences of being in the working class
Risk of economic deprivation
o Child Abuse
Theme 2) Daily lifestyles differ from those who are working class
Society is made of have
Sociology 224 Notes
Exam on October 12, 2016 at 4:00 pm (in-class)
30 MC worth 2 pts each
1 short-answer (3 paragraphs)
Know themes of status attainment model and apply to real life scenario
-know the variables
Read all chapters in the bo
Gender and Work:
Turning to the Workplace:
1) The Ideal Woker- norm since the 1950s. Someone who can work 40
hours a week, all year along. Take a little time off. Not a very family
friendly workplace. Many men who are in high paying jobs- they
Division of Labor at home:
Women giving more of care taking activities
Overall time spent in paid work and time spent in household workwomen are working more hours.
Second shift women go to work and come home to a second shift.
Exam MCPS short answer essay question.
Distributions of Power
1) Pluralistic Model
a. Many interests groups prevent one group from gaining control over a
country. IDEA is that there is a diffusion among these groups, and
each one prevents other
Deep thoughts Spice loss commercial
What do these commercials tell us about being a man?
Masculinity any performance which represents femininity is a way to jeopardize
your self image. Masculinity at question.
Spice loss- these men are going throug
Memo March 5th:
Betsy Lucal is a woman who doesnt present herself in a orthodox feminine
manner. In this article she explains her experiences as a women who is often mistaken to
be a man. She provides insight to this idea that Gender is someth
Inequality has been a source of concern in American society. American society
believes in this idea and notion of the equal chance and opportunity. If one were to
look at history one would be able to see how men who started of
Black Wealth/White Wealth establishes the idea that wealth not income uncovers
inequality between blacks and whites in America. The author talks about the lack of
wealth and assets which African Americans poses- and their inability to weather periods
Pamela Stone talks about women who leave their careers in order to
become full-time mothers as opting out. Stone points out that contrary to
medias views, women are not opting out but are instead being pushed out of
Relevancy problem in Accounting
The field of accounting has always faced the problem of relevancy due to the advancements in
technology and changes in
February 20, 2013
Weekly Memo: Is Government Dominated By Big Business?
During the 1950-1960s, many people in the United States began to agree with the Pluralist
view that because there are so many influential elite
February 13, 2013
Weekly Memo: Nickel- And- Dimed on (Not) Getting By In America
Taking a break from her life as a middle-class journalist, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to
discover what life is like living in poverty.
Dr. David Cort
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April 10, 2017
After working at a restaurant for two years, I began to receive unfair treatment because of my
female status. I would rarely be scheduled to work during the weekend, when the little amount of
customers that di
Dr. David Cort
April 26, 2017
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In order to be truly wealthy, colloquially speaking, one needs to be filthy rich. Families
get up and go to work everyday, making their yearly salaries however large they may be, piling
up their riches so they
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In real life, the occupational and educational attainment along with a multitude of determining
factors, such as family income, comes together to determine ones status attainment. Status attainment
encompasses how far