Class Notes (839,094)
United States (325,776)
Sociology (102)
SOC 101 (55)
Rubin (18)
Lecture

Social Class

3 Pages
88 Views

Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOC 101
Professor
Rubin

This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full 3 pages of the document.
Description
Danielle Kline October 24, 2011 Social Class: Representation and Reproduction INCOME Upper-upper class Lower-upper class Upper-middle class Middle class Working class Under class  Upper-upper class: old money, inheritance, family name (0.5%) Household  Lower-upper class: made their own money, extremely wealthy but didn’t come into it (0.5%) income:  Upper-middle class: highly educated professionals, authority jobs, high $100,000 income, management jobs (14%) Median household  Middle class: fair amount of educational professional or semi-professional income: (nurses, middle mgmt.) (30%)  Working: high school education, semi-skilled jobs, training (30%) $49,777  Working poor: low status, unskilled jobs, unstable jobs, wages at or barely above poverty wages, possibly high school ed. or GED (bus boy, waiter (20%) Poverty line (family of 4):  Under class: lower poverty lines, unemployment, low education (5%) $22,113 Media Representations of Class  Reading 38. “Media Magic” by Mantsios o What messages does the news media send about class  The poor o Do not exist – not covered in media o Are faceless – numbers/statistics o Undeserving – only deserving in specific situations o Sexist and racist – single moms/blacks o Blame the victim o Eyesore – should be taken care of so we don’t have to deal with it o Only have themselves to blame o Are down in their luck  The wealthy o Are potentially us – only address wealthy in news o Do not exist (as a class) o Fascinating and benevolent – source of entertainment o Include a few bad apples – they’re exception  The Middle Class o Is us – blurs lines between working and middle class o Is a victim – cost of poverty is born by middle class o Is not a working class Family Reproduction of Class  Reading 55. “Invisible Inequality” by Annette Lareau  Qualitative Ethnographic study o Interviews and observations of children, ages 8-10, and their families o 3 phases rd  Observations of 2 3 grade classrooms in the Midwest  Observations of 1 3 grade class in 2 different neighborhoods in northeast  Home observations of 12 children and their families in northeast o Article contrasts lives of 2 African American boys  Alexander Williams: 2 married parents, 2 jobs, middle
More Less
Unlock Document

Only page 1 are available for preview. Some parts have been intentionally blurred.

Unlock Document
You're Reading a Preview

Unlock to view full version

Unlock Document

Log In


OR

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit