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The Problem Of Definitions Of The Working Class

- The problem of definitions To define working class, especially in the period that Westgate Bridge was being built (1970s), I use Paul Lauter definition: “working-class people” those who sell their labor for wages: who create in that labor and have taken from them “surplus value” to use Marx’s phrase; who have relatively little control over the nature or products of their work; and who are not “professionals” or “managers”. I refer to people who, to improve their lot, must either move in solidarity with their class or leave it....   [tags: Working class, Social class, Working Class Hero]

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The Inequality Of Capitalist And Working Class

- Firstly Marx class analysis and developed that there two classes conflict, the two class are capitalist and working class ‘which he called proletariat’ (Marx’s explained that class a group of people who stand in common relationships to means of production (Gidden 2013:477) this means that the two class connecting to each other or they need each other to make cities or community. Both classes they share live hood because if the working class need work and the capitalist need those who work for them to make production....   [tags: Marxism, Social class, Socialism, Working class]

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The Revelation Of The New Working Class

- The Revelation of the New Working Class George Saunders, a writer with a particular inclination in modern America, carefully depicts the newly-emerged working class of America and its poor living condition in his literary works. By blending fact with fiction, Saunders intentionally chooses to expose the working class’s hardship, which greatly caused by poverty and illiteracy, through a satirical approach to criticize realistic contemporary situations. In his short story “Sea Oak,” the narrator Thomas who works at a strip club and his elder aunt Bernie who works at Drugtown for minimum are the only two contributors to their impoverished family....   [tags: Working class, Social class, Short story]

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The Work Of The Working Class

- First, it is vital for the working class to achieve power in the society. The working class has potential power that comes from the fact that they are the ones who produce the surplus in this country. They are the ones who produce the wealth. Without work, without production, there is no distribution, there is no wealth, there is no money in the government coffers. That is why the government I virtually bankrupt now. Because whatever the working class has produced, some other fellows have been consuming....   [tags: Working class, Social class, Socialism, Marxism]

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Industrialization And Working Class Family

- INDUSTRIALIZATION AND WORKING CLASS FAMILY. However, as the industrial era drew in the domestication of women became a luxury a significant proportion of American families could no longer afford. Industrialization had a massive effect on the construct of family due to the economical slump. Working class families were living at the marginal economic standards. Stable jobs were rarities and families could not settle down permanently in a community. Ideals of “self-made man” and a “true woman” became fantasies to this working class families....   [tags: Marriage, Family, World War II, Working class]

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Motivation For Working Class Unrest And Radicalism

- Explain the motivation for working class unrest and radicalism in the early nineteenth century, with reference to at least two key groups The working classes’ unrest and radicalism in this period was motivated primarily by their economic and pecuniary environment. This economic milieu which incorporated the working classes of the nineteenth century was the fundamental basis from which unrest sprang; it was the origin of their motivation, rationale and, to the limited extent it existed, their solidarity....   [tags: Working class, Social class, Economy, Karl Marx]

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The Economic Class Level Of The Middle And Working Class

- Based on my observations around the neighborhood, I suggest the economic class level is between the middle and working class. According to Gilbert’s model of class structure, there are six levels of class structure. I label this neighborhood’s class is in between the middle and working class because families are getting by and yet economically vulnerable to lose their job. However, they do not own their home and instead pay monthly rent. I come to this conclusion based on a couple of factors that made me assume this....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Middle class]

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National Attitudes Towards The Working Class And The Impoverished

- The media is a powerful tool and has the ability to influence and change one’s overall perspective of the world and the position they play in it. Although Television shows such as Friday Night Lights are seen as entertainment by consumers, its storyline contributes to the social construction of reality about class in the United States. This essay will discuss how national attitudes towards the working-class and the impoverished are represented in American Television. The purpose of this paper is to comprehend that television shows are not solely designed to entertain consumers but also contain a hidden agenda whose task is to protect certain ideological perspectives and therefore constant fr...   [tags: Social class, Working class, Marxism, Middle class]

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Working-Class Poverty and the Southern Colorado Coal Strike

- The working class has served as an integral part of our capitalist society; as the building blocks, and producers of the goods that supply and support our country, the working class and working poor have faced many struggles to gain working rights. The histories of labor movements in the United States are often silenced from the mainstream culture; while we take our current union laws for granted, long forgotten are the bloody battles that took place to secure these rights. The ideological issues facing our modern day working class have shown to stem from the same socially constructed ideals that existed during past labor wars, such as the Colorado Coal Strike....   [tags: working class, working rights, labor movement]

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The Differences Between The Middle, Working, And Poor Class

- Yes, when thinking about social classes in the Unites States, it is easier to gravitate towards the differences among them. However, through reading about the different families in Unequal Childhoods, there are similarities across social classes. One of the similarities among the middle, working, and poor class is the “absent” of parental involvement. Now, this also depends on how the reader views the situation. For the poor class or working class families, such as Katie Brindle and Tyrec Taylor, their parents left them alone to play on their own....   [tags: Social class, Middle class, Working class, Family]

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E.P Thompson's The making of the English Working Class

- E.P Thompson's The making of the English Working Class From looking at The making of the English Working Class it seems quite obvious that E.P Thompson’s main arguments throughout his book are about the notion of ‘class’, in particular the ‘making of the working class’ ; and in order to evaluate his theories we must attempt to look at other historians opinions about his book, and his suggested theories, in order to come to an impartial evaluation. Many historians have their own interpretations when trying to define class, like Bourke who links class to characteristics such as accent, clothing; Marx who states that class was ‘no more or less than an objective social category’; and E.P.Thomp...   [tags: Thompson Working Class Essays]

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Analysis Of The Wilmington Morning Star, Wilmington 's Black Working Class Women Crafted Politics Of Recognition

- Through “unruly actions” described in the Wilmington Morning Star, Wilmington’s black working class women crafted politics of recognition in the streets. This politics of recognition contained multiple layers of assertion and protection. Wilmington’s working class black females asserted their concept of womanhood and also redefined the lines of marriage. These women also demanded protection through their unruly actions in the streets; protection from perhaps physical abuses at home and political and economic mistreatment in the public sphere....   [tags: Middle class, Social class, Working class]

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The Working Class

- Karl Marx once said “Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor is sucks” (Karl Marx Quotes). Marx is well known as the Father of Communism, but now that the cold war is over and Communism is but a theory of government for a few countries, we can study Karl Marx as a visionary of his time, who foresaw how capitalism would grow out of control. With the used of religion, government laws and capitalism the wealthy will always reach out to control the masses....   [tags: Economics]

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Working Class Students and Higher Education

- ... Also, he discusses about a study, Inequality: A Reassessment of the Effect of Family and Schooling in America, that examined how educational attainment is related to students’ class backgrounds, IQ scores, and average test scores of school they attended (Sacks 39). As a result, Sacks proposes to have a national test that allows to get away from the punishing effects of standardized tests (44-45).    In Robert Haverman and Timothy Smeeding’s work, “The Role of Higher Education in Social Mobility,” they claim that the social and economic gap between students who are from the lower class and those who are from the upper class is getting bigger and bigger, despite the fact that education is...   [tags: socioeconomic class, quality of schooling]

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Literacy With An Attitude : Educating Working Class

- In order to make it in life, one must have experience and has to be well educated. It is difficult to get through life not knowing how to present oneself appropriately, or even have a fluent conversation. One’s beliefs, values, morals, and behavior can influence how he or she will make it to the top of the ladder. However, in many cases, it is not only the individuals fault for not being as educated or experience he or she should be. Many outside factors such as the community, resources availability, and one’s class can affect someone from being able to reach their high potential....   [tags: Education, Teacher, School, Social class]

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Working Class Solidarity:Rebuilding Youngstown

- Working-Class Solidarity; Rebuilding Youngstown Undoubtedly work and place influence its surroundings. Youngstown, Ohio is emphasized as one in particular. As a result “steelmaking fueled the area’s economy and defined its identity” (68). The city was represented in newspapers, art work, postcards, and many texts as both “impressive and attractive” (75), as well as “imposing, confusing, and uninviting” (86). Considering the conflicting representations, steelmaking “also suggest(s) a key element of conflict in the community” that it was so clearly creating an identity for (69)....   [tags: Ohio social and class conflicts]

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The Dispossessed: What Is a Working Class?

- What do you think of when you hear “working-class?” One perhaps might think of a specific race, gender, sexuality or a specific type of lifestyle. In William Deresiewicz’s “The Dispossessed” aims to raise awareness to his audience that people of the working class still exist and should be recognized. His targeted audience being the educated, younger generations of middle and upper class. Through the use of logic and building his credibility, Deresiewicz makes a convincing argument about the way the working class has been neglected and forgotten....   [tags: William Deresiewicz]

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Social Class, Working Class And Poor Families

- There are two approach of Childrearing in different social classes include, concerted cultivation and the accomplishment of natural growth. Middle class parents emphasize of concerted cultivation’s strategy of childrearing. On the other hand, working class and poor family parents emphasize of natural growth’s strategy of childrearing. In fact, differences of social classes play a significant role in family life and childrearing. In this paper, I would like to discuss the differences in parenting styles that described in the article “Invisible Inequality” by A....   [tags: Sociology, Social class, Pierre Bourdieu]

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Production Materials That Were Regulated by Working Class

- During most of the history of the humankind, the production of certain materials for subsistence or even commercial purpose was regulated exclusively by the (work) class, related and interested, in these products. The 18th century changed this relation, in sense that: → Firstly, you won't need anymore to be at the mercy of the working class. → Secondly, the production could now respond faster to the necessities of the market. → At last, the profit shrank from the hands of the producer (or manufacturer) and moved for the great commercials and, specially, the industrial bourgeois class.(1) So now, let's expand these three points and try to connect them in a such way that we can understand...   [tags: society, commercial, work, class]

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Working Class With The Flinders University Drama Centre

- In 2015, I directed Who’s Afraid of the Working Class with the Flinders University Drama Centre. This production was part of my assessment at Flinders University for my Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) – Directing Degree. Originally when planning on critically reflecting on this production I had planned to omit the requirements and restrictions that the university placed upon the process however on further reflection those requirements and restrictions are comparable to those placed upon a director by a producer or artistic director....   [tags: Theatre, Drama, Performance, Social class]

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Funding the Rich & Brutalizing the Working Class

- You may have heard the catch phrase “the rich get richer and the poor get poorer,” but have you ever stopped to ask yourself what that really means. Income inequality, as defined by Investopedia it is “The unequal distribution of household or individual income across the various participants in an economy. Income inequality is often presented as the percentage of income to a percentage of population,” (Income Inequality). If income inequality is allowed to continue its growth unchecked, the working and lower class citizens will continue to experience declines in physical and mental health, the United States Economy will be stifled, and create other inequalities....   [tags: income inequality, Robert Frank ]

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The Working Class

- The Industrial Revolution consisted of scientific innovations, a vast increase in industrial production, and a rapid growth of urban populations which consequently shaped a new social structure in the European continent. Initially in the late eighteenth century, the new industrialization period produced dominant bourgeoisie employers and a united men, women, and children workers. The continued increase of factories coupled with a need for employees made the Proletariats within a short period of time a large, underprivileged, hungry, and desperate for money....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The English Leisure Class And Tobacco

- While this recurring satiric image seems to imply a static relationship between the English leisure class and tobacco use in the eighteenth century, this simply was not the case. Even before our image of the pipe-smoking gentleman had solidified in the public conscience, the English social class began to make a deliberate turn away from smoking and heavy alcohol consumption. “[A] modern diet of milder intoxicants,” notes Withington, became increasingly “integral to what has been styled the ‘culture of respectability’” (634)....   [tags: Working class, Social class, Working Class Hero]

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Social Class And Education : How Class Affects Class

- Social Class and Education: How Class Affects Class Jean Anyon’s “Social Class and the Hidden Curriculum of Work” claims that students from different social classes are treated differently in schools. Anyon’s article is about a study she conducted to show how fifth graders from the working, middle, and upper class are taught differently. In Anyon’s article, she provides information to support the claim that children from different social classes are not given the same opportunities in education....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Education]

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The Struggle Between Education And Desire For Someone That Comes From A Working Class

- Mountains are challenging to climb, and even more difficult with the lack of proper equipment. The vast amount of gear and support that is essential to triumph is nonnegotiable. The desire to climb to the top of the mountain should exceed all other internal and external conflicts, even if it means the higher the climb the smaller the people and places left behind will become. This embodies the perceptual aspect of the struggle between education and desire for someone that comes from a working-class background like Bell Hooks....   [tags: Education, Social class, Higher education, School]

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The Struggles of the Working Class 1860-1914,

- "Oppression can only survive through silence" said Carmen de Monteflores and history proved this concept most thoroughly. However, the oppressed groups are generally not silent at all. They revolt, get violent, and are repressed again. This is not a rule, just a simple generalization and, of course, there are numerous exceptions. There is always a possibility that these downtrodden factions will get together to form a strong opposing force that will be an equal or almost equal rival to those that oppress....   [tags: European History]

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The Social Class Of Middle Class

- The social class I would put my family in is Middle Class. There are a few reasons why I put my family in this class. Some of these reasons include home ownership, income, job, health care, education, different planning funds and vacation time. My parents own the home that we live in, which is a two family house. We have someone renting the other floor in the house. Both of my parents have stable jobs. My mother is a nurse manager at a nursing home and has been a registered nurse for about twenty years....   [tags: Middle class, Social class, Working class]

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The Class And Middle Class

- In every country there are several classes of society. The classes of society are divide into four groups. The groups are the lower class, working class, middle class, and upper class. The social classes are like a totem pole starting with the low or poor class on the bottom then the working class then the middle class, and then the upper or owner class on top. The two biggest classes we have here in united states is the working and middle class. In 1998 the lower class is consisted of 5%. The working class is made up of 45%....   [tags: Middle class, Social class, Working class]

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The Working Class And Food : American History And Technology

- The Working-Class and Food: American History and Technology in the Early 1900’s and Our Stomachs Food is the fuel that allowed humans to create the environments and cultures that we see today and many cultures either prospered or perished based on the availability of nourishing food to sustain their civilizations. Katherine Leonard Turner offers in her book “How the Other Half Ate” a glimpse of the eating habits of the Working-Class in 1900’s America and how historical events and emerging technologies impacted food production, storage, preparation, and consumption....   [tags: Food, Agriculture, World War I, World War II]

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America 's Unions : The Cornerstone Of A Strong Working Class

- America’s unions are the cornerstone of a strong working class, providing political, societal , and economic empowerment. Since the conservative wave of 2010, however, a workers right to collectively bargain for higher wages and a better workplace is under attack, an attack fueled by fallacies about the benefits of right to work laws. As unions have come under attack from the proliferation of right to work laws, or laws that require unions to support all employees under a union contract without paying dues, the power and economic strength of America’s middle class has declined (Reich 2015)....   [tags: United States, Wage, Legislature, Trade union]

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The New Working Class Created by the Industrial Revolution

- The Industrial Revolution created the new working class. Comparing to the life of the wealthy and people in middle class, the housing conditions of the industrial workers seemed outlandish. They were packed into tenements, or multistory buildings divided into tiny rooms, with no running water, sewage, nor clean drinking water. Their wastes were dumped onto the streets and rivers. On top of these harsh conditions, the sanitation system in these tenements were extremely poor which caused the widespread of diseases, such as cholera....   [tags: socioeconomic strata]

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America 's Working Class During The Nineteenth Century

- In the early nineteenth century, America’s working class suffered greatly by working in sweatshop conditions for unlivable wages on a seventy hour work week. The work place was dangerous and labor laws were unregulated. Instead of going to school, children were running heavy machinery where they could possibly lose a limb or lose a life. The elderly would work right up until they dropped dead on the factory floor. The relentless hours left many sleep deprived and starving. If workers could not keep up with the high demands, they would be fired and then easily replaced....   [tags: Trade union, Employment, Strike action]

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Working Class Youths Been Constructed As Dangerous?

- HOW HAVE WORKING CLASS YOUTHS BEEN CONSTRUCTED AS DANGEROUS. Youth is a bracket of the population that refers more to a stage in life rather than definite age ranges.Youth falls between childhood and adulthood at which one considers himself or herself at the prime of his life. It is the period in life in which one establishes himself or herself in life and sets the course of what he or she wants their future life to be like. Most youths establish their interests and make lifetime choices based on them....   [tags: Gang, Sociology, Crime, Criminology]

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The Frozen River Is Based On The Life Of Working Class Families

- ● Frozen River is based on the life of working class families that live in mobile homes in Massena, New York who are trying to survive, solve struggles and meet their needs. One of the families consists of a single mother name Ray trying to raise her 2 children on her own. Ray works part time at a retail store as a clerk. She has worked there for almost 2 years hoping to become a manager. With the disappearance of her husband she struggles paying her bills, providing food for her children, and not being able to finance the purchase of a new mobile home....   [tags: Family, Father, Full-time, Mother]

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A Letter From A Working Class Immigrant Family

- This is not an apology. This is an unedited letter from a student, written in between classes on a day where multiple assignments are due. I have nothing to sell anyone. I just want to Coming from a working class immigrant family, I understand the value of hard work. Actively viewing the decline of the financial value of hard work, while watching what should be basic human rights being trampled across the country, I have one question: How many more. A flag is either two things. Simply A piece of fabric, or entirely not a flag, but the physical object meant to represent a country....   [tags: United States, Human rights, Law, Karl Marx]

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Social Class And The Class

- Are people born into the social class they are now and “stuck” there for the rest of their life or are they able to work hard and change in which social class they fall into. In America there is 3 social classes. Upper class, those who don’t really work but still have money, middle class, those who have jobs in offices, and the lower class, those who work for everything. But social classes aren’t always just defined by the amount of money they have but their morals as well. I believe that with enough work and determination a person is able to grow and change their social class and my mother’s story is one of the many that have succeeded in doing so....   [tags: Social class, Middle class, Working class]

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Welfare Reform : America 's New Working Class

- Welfare Reform On August 22, 1996, Congress passed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA), now referred to as the welfare reform act, that president Clinton then signed into law. In "From America’s New Working Class,” Kathleen R. Arnold tries to convey her view on how welfare is creating a new lower class worker. Arnold states that “Welfare and workfare indicate bare survival – recipients are not meant to rise even to lower-middle-class status” (344). Arnold’s opinion of the welfare system is that it has been created to “maintain a supply of cheap labor” (342)....   [tags: Welfare, Unemployment, Workfare, Welfare trap]

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Upton Sinclair: A Hero to the Working Class People

- Today, Upton Sinclair is regarded as a hero to the working class people. He is currently recognized for the extensive work he has accomplished, such as most famously writing The Jungle. This dynamically contrasts the way Upton was viewed during his time. Although some viewed him as famous, his fame was controversial. Many denounced his religious and political views, and felt he was extremely unpatriotic. While reviewing several documents and periodicals from his time period, it was proven that many felt negatively towards Upton Sinclair and his beliefs....   [tags: notorious American writers]

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The Gap Between Upper And Lower Class

- What is social class. It is a term used to describe a large group of people who share similar social or economic positions in society based on wealth, income, job status, education, skills or power in the political sphere. Class is not just about what you own or earn but also who you know. Class affects not only how we feel about ourselves, but how others judge and consequently treat us. Those at the top of the class structure, the elite, have more power than those in the middle and even more power than those at the bottom who are of lower class....   [tags: Social class, Working class]

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Working-Class Representation

- Literature, as a crucial part of culture, functions as the reflection of reality. According to Marx, “the mode of production in material life determines the general character of the social, political and spiritual processes of life” (Williams 266). Superstructure, as the product of men’s spiritual processes, containing various ideological forms one of which is literature, is not determined by “the consciousness of men”, but by “the social existence” (266). Concerning working-class literature, it follows this rule as well—“the whole class produces and shapes these out of its material foundation and out of the corresponding social conditions” (267)....   [tags: Literature, Ideology, Society]

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The Middle Class And Lower Class

- Throughout history, there has always been an upper, middle and lower class. What makes people behave and react to situations that occur throughout their life is what makes them who they are and the way the entire world is now. As the social classes in the United States of America become more and more separated into an upper class or lower class, the middle class is slowly depleting. Whether a person strives for greatness or simply bows down and decides his or her fate as a lazy person, the lives of every human being that has ever lived on Earth is what has made this world the way it is today....   [tags: Working class, Social class, United States]

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Working-Class Writer

- David Herbert, D.H., Lawrence published his third novel, Sons and Lovers, in 1913. The story follows the Morel family. They live in “The Bottoms”, a small mining community in England, built over the remnants of “Hell Row”. The Morel family is unhappy, because of the relationship between Walter, the father, and Gertrude, the mother. Walter drinks too much, does little to provide Gertrude with emotional satisfaction, while Gertrude feels superior, and is unhappy with the family’s social status. Searching for emotional satisfaction, Gertrude turns to her children for comfort....   [tags: Authors]

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Social Class And Language : The American Class System

- Social Class and Language The American class system is divided into three sets of social categories: upper class, middle class, and lower class. These class divisions are determined based on an individual’s status and power in the society and may also be determined through an individual’s education, occupation, and income. Having a divided society based on social and economic status leads to the formation of different conversational styles. The use of standard or nonstandard English dialects often reflect an individual’s social class and it will vary according to the social group one is categorized....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Middle class]

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Obamacare Is Punishing Working-Class Americans

- A family of four, making nearly $24,000 a year, is situated just above the national poverty line. Even though the family doesn't have health insurance, they are maintaining their current lifestyle. Now, this struggling family will have to come up with an extra 7,000 dollars annually to cover the health insurance being forced upon them by the government. The Affordable Care Act is punishing American citizens and it will not fulfill its purpose to lower the cost of health care for our country. Its poorly constructed plan is only a band-aid that is patching up a problem that will lead to more problems in the future....   [tags: The Affordable Care Act]

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Separation of the Working and Middle Class Child

- ... In the beginning, Horatio Alger depicted Dick as a young boy born into poverty with no education who continued living in poverty because of his own misled ways. Alger then utilizes the attitude that anyone can overcome their situation by a little hard work and good behavior. Because Dick becomes successful by working hard and changing his mischievous ways, Alger in a way iterates that the differences in working and middle class is the behavior of a person, and that anyone in a dire situation can better themselves with a little luck and a lot of determination....   [tags: education, work, wealth, poverty, support]

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The Relationship Between Class And Education

- How would universities be if there would take only two years to graduate. What is the relationship between class and education. And how are schools divided in terms of class. These questions might be helpful when thinking about class and education. In the essays written by a researcher in education and critical thinker Jean Anyon, whose essay concerned in research about class and work at five primary schools in different classes community in New Jersey, the founder and director of Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education Gregory Mantsios, whose essay is based on different class in America, and Philosopher Allan Bloom, whose essay is about undecided students and general education class...   [tags: Education, Working class, Middle class]

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The Vexation Of Class By Nick Tingle

- The working class stay working and the middle class stay being middle. Author Nick Tingle, wrote “The vexation of class”, he argues that the working class and the middle class are separated based on culture and the commonplace. Tingle uses his own personal experiences and Ethos, to effectively prove his point about the difference in class; although, Tingle also falls short by adding unnecessary information throughout the article that weakens his belief entirely. Tingle begins his article by refuting David Bartholomae’s “Inventing the University”, effectively based on his own social tragedy with the working and middle class....   [tags: Middle class, Working class, Social class]

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The Affects Of Social Class On Literacy

- The Affects of Social Class on Literacy How does one’s social class affect their literacy. This is one of many controversial questions that are always brought up to discussion. Some people say that higher social classes receive a better education while the lower social classes tend to receive a far less extensive education. There are various reasons that support this claim with the educational level one receives depending on whether they live in poverty or not. Because living in poverty alone gives you many reasons to why one might not be doing well with their literacy (Layton 18)....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Middle class]

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Social Class As A Form Of Discrimination

- All around the world, people have been placed in categories. These types of status placements have effected many individuals. Image having to deal with arrogant people continuously, because of their social class. Or feeling like you’re worthless, because how others view you. Many individuals feel as though social classes strip them of their identity. It makes us feel as not as important as the upper class. Stereotyping has always been a lifelong hassle for certain individuals. People are often automatically judged by the way they look, where they live at, how much money is earned or inherited, etc....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Middle class]

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The Plight Of The Middle Class

- The plight of the middle class has become a controversial issue amongst the media as growing income inequality has risen in the nation’s consciousness (Boushey, 2012). The steady increase in income inequality in the United States is known to be actually shrinking the size of America’s middle class. (Miller, 2014). The famous philosopher, Aristotle, “pointed out that if the working class disappears, then the poor will become the majority. The poor are often less educated than the rich, and usually tend to struggle just to make ends meet....   [tags: Middle class, Working class, Social class]

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Why Social Class Is Important

- Knowing what social class is important. Trying to live in one in which you are not in will only result in bad things. This why it is important to stay in your own social class. In today 's society our social class level will greatly impact our lives. It will impact your life by either living on a good neighborhood or a bad one. Being in the high end social classes is better but if you are not there yet do not try to live their life styles. Many of the people who make up the lower part of the social class are immigrants....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Marxism]

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Historical Criticism And Social Class

- “The problem with extracting political meaning from literary sources may lie in close readings that are not sufficiently anchored in the surrounding historical context” (Prior). Britain is filled was filled with social hierarchy, changing throughout time. The literature that has been written in the country has been based on which social class you have come out of. Being from a different social classes give you a different view on how things really are around you. When situations are different around you, you write in various ways, expressing different perspectives....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Middle class]

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Social Class And Social Classes

- According to the textbook, social class is defined as “a large group of people who rank closely to one another in property, power and prestige”. In the United States people really don’t know the division of the social classes, they just classified themselves as rich, poor or the ones that aren’t rich or poor but they are doing well in life. In this chapter, it shows us the different social classes there is and which one succeed in life. Social mobility plays a big role in our everyday life .It also gives us a lot of information on all the social classes....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Middle class]

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Social Class And Family Life

- Throughout life we are placed into social classes, whether we educate ourselves, marry into it, or taught by our parents. Each one has a connection to our family life and impacts it. With marriage you can marry into wealth or have two working parents. Through education parents can receive higher education, which helps them gain higher pay. Parenting style also affects the family life style depending on social class. Each of these are connections between social class and family life will be discussed....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Middle class]

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Social Class And Social Classes

- According to the textbook "A Down-To-Earth Approach" , social class is defined as “a large group of people who rank closely to one another in property, power, and prestige”(Henslin 2011). In the United States people really don 't know the division of the social classes, they just classified themselves as rich, poor or the ones that aren 't rich or poor but they are doing well in life. In this chapter, it shows us the different social classes there are and which ones are expected to succeed in life....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Middle class]

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Social Class And Child Development

- Most people have wondered about how their lives would turn out if they were from a different social class than their own. Whoever believes that social class does not influence their life is not aware of their surrounding. Parents from different social class teaches their children different cultures and ideas. Education is an important factor in American society, because it helps individuals achieve success. Americans believe that access to education could overcome the shortcomings of a family. The parents in poor and working class family are stricter in teaching their children the important of education....   [tags: Middle class, Working class, Family, Social class]

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Silkwood's Working Class

- Silkwood's Working Class [1] Before I begin, I would like to provide some information about where I'm coming from as I look at Silkwood. When I chose this film, I did so in a somewhat desperate attempt to avoid working on a film about war or a biographic film on a male historical figure. Alas, these are the types of films that tend to dominate the historic genre. I turned to Silkwood not as a film about the nuclear industry or a murder mystery, but rather a film about a woman -- not a glamorous woman, but a real woman with flaws....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]

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Social Class And Its Relation On Schooling

- Social Class and its relation to schooling Summary The author explains the way school is responsible for creating stratification of social classes through three models – economy reproduction, cultural reproduction and hegemony reproduction. In a democratic society, schools should be considered as a medium through which each student needs to be treated equally and be given access to all education related materials and resources irrespective of their class, race, and gender of the children....   [tags: Sociology, Working class, Middle class]

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Social Class And Its Impact On Society

- Social class is defined as categories of people who share a place in society based on their wealth, education, occupation, earnings and social connections. (Coakley and Pike, 2009, pp. 350 – 351). People in a certain social class are also perceived to achieve similar life opportunities for accomplishing status, power and economic success in society. Sport is portrayed to civilisation as open to everyone; every person in the country can achieve success if they put hard work into it. Nonetheless, money for the resources and coaching to achieve great sporting status has to come from somewhere, consequently meaning that athletes with a higher social class who will receive individual resources fr...   [tags: Social class, Sociology, Working class]

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Social Class And Higher Risk Of Divorce

- We all come to a time in our lives when we begin to consider what it is we wish to accomplish and who we want to achieve our goals with in the long run. Many studies suggest that marrying someone outside of your social class leads to a higher risk of divorce. It is difficult for people of different social classes to come together since they are more likely to run into conflicting ideas and values. Most often, people seek to spend their time with those who are similar to them and therefore, choosing a mate of the same class makes it easier to see things eye for eye (Cote, Kraus, Piff, Beermann, and Keltner 2014)....   [tags: Sociology, Social class, Working class]

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Class Privilege And Where You Live

- Class Privilege & Where You Live My socioeconomic status has influence on where I live. I currently reside in the suburbs, north of Toronto in a relatively white, upper to middle class community. Being located further from the city allows for somewhat affordable housing, but also has subliminal messages of safety and security. My middle class privilege allows me the freedom to be out at night in my neighbourhood without any huge concern for my safety. I have access to medical centres and I don’t fear getting sick as I know I am located close to many health facilities that will take good care of me, for free....   [tags: Social class, Sociology, Working class]

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Academic Failure of Working Class Boys

- Academic Failure of Working Class Boys Rationale I want to investigate the concept of the relative academic failure of working class boys, as it is a relatively recent development that not only reflects the under achievement of boys but academic success of girls. My motivation has been influenced by observing a lower ability classroom and viewing low school SATs results related to gender indicating the academic failure of working class boys, a part of my AS course. David Hargreaves, looked at the reasons for the failure of working class boys and suggested one of the reasons for this was the way in which teachers and pupils interact with each other....   [tags: Papers]

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Working Class Realism in British Cinema

- When “Working class realism” emerged within British cinema in 1956, it became acknowledged as a break of determination to tackle certain social and real issues. This was presented as a “New Wave” within British film and offered an opposition to the original procedures and approaches to British Cinema. “Working class realism” an analytical piece by John Hill, reveals to us how, coinciding with the 'new Britain' that was stabilizing and evolving after the war, was a 'New wave' of British social problem films....   [tags: British Film]

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The Mass-marketing of Working Class Culture

- The Mass-marketing of Working Class Culture The fads of the father are visited on the son: we've all seen how adult fads are given down to children. We've seen how cargo pants have trickled down, thanks to the Gap, Baby Gap, and Old Navy (all corporations owned by The Limited, Inc.). Cargo pants have always been a mystery to me. The attractive thing about them is storage (which I'll get to later), blandness and personal appearance. I only considered wearing cargo pants because they'd hide how chunky my thighs are....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The Tension Between Upper And Lower Class

- Often times society dictates which social classes are acceptable to interact with. When opposing social classes are forced to mingle in a setting such as high school, a variety of results can occur, from bitter rivalries developing to unlikely friendships blossoming. The film Pretty in Pink Illustrates strong tensions between social classes, and how each class segregates themselves from each other out of arrogance or fear of what they don 't know. While in the end the film argues that people can set aside their differences, it is not forgotten how difficult it can be due to societal pressures....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Middle class]

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Social Class And Its Effects On Society

- Before I read the chapter on social class, I as thought social class was a category that people are put into based on how much money they make; you are either poor or rich. However, there is much more regarding social class then I had originally thought. Social class it separated into a four tier criteria. Beginning at the bottom is the “lower class”, or “underclass” which is referred to by poverty, homeless, and unemployment. This class, usually haven’t finished high school, don’t have medical care and can’t afford sufficient housing....   [tags: Middle class, Working class, Social class]

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Working Class Protest in East Germany

- Working Class Protest in East Germany The troubles in East Germany in June 1953 reached a peak on June 17th, when there were mass demonstrations and a General Strike throughout the German Democratic Republic. (G.D.R.). There has been many reasons cited for these protests, but it is perhaps possible to bring them down into two categories. Firstly, the long-term causes. These include the raising of work quotas, and the subsequent reduction of worker income. As well as this was the program of collective farms in the countryside....   [tags: Papers]

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Social Class And Its Effects On Society

- Before I read the chapter on social class, I thought social class was a category about people who are put into class by how much money they make; you are either poor or rich. However, there is much more regarding social class than I had originally thought. Social class it separated into a four tier criteria. Beginning at the bottom is the “lower class”, or “underclass” which is referred to by poverty, homeless, and unemployment. This class, usually hasn’t finished high school, doesn’t have medical care and can’t afford sufficient housing....   [tags: Middle class, Working class, Social class]

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Social Class And Its Impact On Society

- Growing up, I noticed everything; like the name brands shoes my parents couldn’t afford. They would make an effort of buying me similar ones. My dad would see how I would try to hide the shoes in shame. Kids would judge and stare at the type of clothes others had on. Social class mattered then, and it matters even more now. People judge others by how much they have, what they wear, and what they own. Those are the things that are used to label a person’s social class. Social class has become a controversial issue when it comes to whether or not it can be changed....   [tags: Middle class, Working class, Social class]

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The Social Class System : The American Dream

- The social class system was designed to categorize individuals into different groups, such as upper, middle, and lower class. Of course, the idea of the social class system is something that is viewed differently by every single person. America is typically known for “The American Dream,” however achieving this dream is much easier said than done, especially for anyone outside of the upper class. I was raised in a two parent household, with my mother being the one with a career while my father dropped out of high school and is self-employed....   [tags: Middle class, Working class, Social class]

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The Vexation Of Class By Nick Tingle

- During my analysis of the article “The Vexation of Class”, it quickly became evident that the author, Nick Tingle, investigates his vexation by making numerous comparisons to David Bartholomae’s “Inventing the University”. Tingle analyzes Bartholomae’s article in terms of its assumptions made in reference to class, such as how the student writer must become someone whom they are not. Within the clear conversation of his vexation experienced growing up in a working-class household, as well as the effects and struggles that students endure when being a member of a working-class school, Tingle’s use of pathos holds effective throughout the article....   [tags: Middle class, Social class, Working class]

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Class Inequality During The 21st Century

- As time has passed by, class inequality has lost its utmost importance (Scase, 1992). Even though it may not seem vital it is still prominent in today’s society and everyone’s lives. The term Class if taken as a form of identity which is stuck onto every individual as a signpost, there is no way of getting rid of it nor escaping it. The class is not as vital anymore because there are more opportunities available so it’s much easier for social mobility to happen in the 21st century. In the past people were victims of circumstances and stood no chance to move up the class ladder; they were born into a class they would die in....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Middle class]

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Social Class, By Film And Film

- Social class, as defined by the film, is something that affects who you are as a person. In the film, the people saw class as the defining factor of a person. They saw class as a barrier between people. If one person is in a different class than another person, then obviously, they are not supposed to associate. They allowed their social class to dictate their action each day. It was amazing to me just how much the people in the film allowed their class to truly define them and really serve as a boundary in their life....   [tags: Working class, Social class, Middle class]

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Class Is A Set Of Concepts

- Class is a set of concepts in the society about who is who and who gets to have say and who does not. They are usually divided into upper, middle, and lower classes. I grew up in a country where class was distinct. Class prevailed in every part of the society. Rich children did not serve punishments in school while the rest of us did. Rich children could afford to wear new uniforms while the rest of us wore old unfirms that were torn. Rich children ate well at the cafeteria while the rest of us ate once and ate local made food that was not healthy called akara and boli....   [tags: Working class, Middle class, Social class]

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Social Structure Of The Middle Class

- There are three main social structures in our society today. There is the upper class, the rich and affluent, who have endless amount of money in order to be comfortable and survive. We have the middle class, the normal people, who work on the daily in order to keep their family together and have a work under their roof. Finally, we have the lower class, who have a hard time surviving, but the government does not want people living in the states so they help this class the most. They receive financial aid, money aid, food stamps, and health aid....   [tags: Middle class, American middle class, Working class]

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Social Class And The Middle Class

- In society there are different types of jobs and with the different type come different level of paying jobs. Then with the different level of pay, comes a different class. There tends to be most commonly known an upper class, middle class, and a lower class. The category where most Americans fall into is the middle class. The thing with social class’ that it causes a bit of division within people. As much as we would like to prevent these problems money or race may cause there honestly is not much we can do....   [tags: Middle class, Working class, Sociology, Twitter]

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Comparing Lareau 's Middle Class

- IV Although it is likely clear already, we four individuals most closely resemble Lareau’s middle class. In general, our parents seemed to utilize many of the same childrearing strategies that Lareau’s subjects used during her research. At home, we four were engaged by our parents who helped expand our language skills and strengthen our grasp on communication. For all but Crockett, we were encouraged to do so in public as well, even with authority figures. We four were all assured that we had nothing to fear from telling the doctor the truth; we were all assured that asking our teachers for clarification when we were having trouble following was the best course of action; we were taught tha...   [tags: Middle class, Working class, Social class]

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My Family 's Social Class

- Based on the model presented in the book, my family’s social class position on the social class ladder is upper middle class. My husband and I live a very comfortable life. I’ve earned a Bachelors degree and I have a successful career in Accounting/Finance. My husband is a business owner and has done really well for himself. We are definitely not poor, but we aren’t rich either. We work hard and are proud of the milestones we’ve achieved at a very young age. Some of the factors I am using to put my family in this social class are the following: my husband and I earn very good money, we are able to enjoy life without thinking about money and whether we can afford to do or buy something, we ha...   [tags: Middle class, Working class, Social class]

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The Effects Of Social Class And Race

- The Effect of Social Class and Race Throughout my life, I have been greatly influenced by the social class I was born into and my race, but in vary different ways. I haven’t always been conscious of how these two factors have shaped my life, but I now realize that although they seem very personal and unique to myself, they are actually larger societal forces that affect me. While the social class I came from has been an obstacle for me to overcome, my race has actually benefited me by providing me with social and educational benefits....   [tags: Sociology, Working class, Middle class]

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Women Of The Upper Class

- Inequality in Women of the Upper Class Susan A. Ostrander’s Women of the Upper Class dives into the true lives of women of the “elite” or upper class of America, and focused her studies on how these women fit into the social world. According to Ostrander, the upper class or elites are the “portion of the population that owns the major share of corporate and personal wealth, exercises dominant power in economic and political affairs, and comprises exclusive social networks and organizations open only to persons born into or selected by this class” (5)....   [tags: Working class, Sociology, Economic inequality]

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