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Social Class

Опубликовано на портале: 25-01-2003
Факультет: Sociology
Год: Fall 2002
Язык: Английский
Язык оригинала: английский
Тематические разделы: Социология, Экономическая социология, Экономическая социология: Социально-экономическая дифференциация. Бедность, Социальная стратификация

This course will explore various ways that class matters in the United States. Historical accounts will be used in conjunction with sociological theories to discuss the formation of classes, including discourses and myths of class, in American society. Class will then serve as a lens to examine the origins and characteristics of social stratification and inequality in the U.S. The bulk of the course material will focus on more contemporary issues of class structure and class culture, paying particular attention to relations between and across classes as well as to how social class is actually lived out in American society, including the role class plays in the formation of identity and the ways it lends coherence (or not) to daily life. Among other things, we will explore the role that class plays in the reproduction of power and privilege as well as the ways that it figures in challenging that power and privilege. Wherever possible, attention will be paid to the intersection of class relations and practices with race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality, among other things. Sociological and anthropological studies, literature, autobiographies, and films, and other kinds of accounts will be used to discuss these issues.


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