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Class and Classism

Class and Classism

Includes: sources of social class, influences on social class, types of classism, US class structure, wealth distribution, and rankings of occupational prestige

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Spiro Bolos

March 01, 2022
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  1. Class & Classism Photo by Doug Rickard: A New American

    Picture
  2. 1890 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980

    1990 2000 2010 2020 Economic Equality, 1913-2015 Robert Putnam, The Upswing
  3. SEE, THINK, WONDER

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  6. By Bruno Iyda Saggese “The Romanticization of the Quarantine is

    a Class Privilege”
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  8. “Two-thirds of deceased health care workers for whom the project

    has data identified as people of color. Lower- paid workers who handled everyday patient care, including nurses, support staff and nursing home employees, were far more likely to die in the pandemic than physicians were.”
  9. Class & Classism

  10. Doug Rickard: 1968-2021

  11. Photo by Doug Rickard: A New American Picture

  12. Photo by Doug Rickard: A New American Picture

  13. SOURCES of Class

  14. Social Capital

  15. Human Capital

  16. Human Capital

  17. Human Capital

  18. Human Capital

  19. Cultural Capital

  20. Cultural Capital

  21. CC: socialization (SCHOOLS)

  22. CC: socialization (PEERS)

  23. CC: socialization (FAMILY)

  24. INFLUENCES on Class

  25. Group of Origin

  26. Peer Group

  27. Group of Aspiration

  28. TYPES of Classism

  29. UPWARD Classism

  30. UPWARD Classism

  31. DOWNWARD Classism

  32. LATERAL Classism

  33. INTERNALIZED Classism

  34. link

  35. U.S. Class Structure

  36. Social Class Education Occupation % of Population CAPITALIST CLASS Prestigious

    university Investors and heirs, a few top executives 1% UPPER MIDDLE CLASS College or university, often with postgrad degree Professionals and upper managers 15% LOWER MIDDLE CLASS High school or college; often apprenticeship Semiprofessionals and lower managers, craftspeople, foremen 34%
  37. Social Class Education Occupation % of Population WORKING CLASS High

    school Factory workers, clerical workers, low-paid retail sales, craftspeople 30% WORKING POOR Some high school Laborers, service workers, low-paid salespeople 16% UNDERCLASS Some high school Unemployed and part-time, on government aid 4% SOURCE: James Henslin, Sociology: A Down to Earth Approach
  38. Direct link The Four Components of Class

  39. Income Inequality 3:35

  40. Income Inequality Mark Jay

  41. Wealth: “Who gets what?” 6:23

  42. Wealth Distribution, 2019

  43. Wealth & Education

  44. Wealth & Race (Black)

  45. Wealth & Race (LatinX)

  46. Wealth, Education & Race (no college)

  47. Wealth, Education & Race (college)

  48. America’s Most Prestigious Professions TOP 11 Occupation

  49. 1. Doctor 2. Military Officer 3. Firefighter 4. Scientist 5.

    Nurse 6. Engineer 7. Police Officer 8. Priest / Minister / Clergy 9. Architect 10.Athlete 11.Teacher
  50. They pay more They require more education They entail more

    abstract thought They offer greater autonomy
  51. America’s Least Prestigious Professions BOTTOM 11

  52. 1. Garbage Collector 2. Waiter / Waitress 3. Bartender 4.

    Bellhop 5. Lives on public aid 6. Bill Collector 7. Factory Worker 8. Janitor 9. Gas Station Attendant 10.Shoe Shiner 11.Street Sweeper
  53. They pay less They require less preparation or education They

    involve more physical labor They are more closely supervised
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