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Chapter 10

1. What are the three components of social class?

2. Summarize Figure 10.1 (Don’t simply state what it is about – rather summarize the information presented).

3. Your author asks – ‘Why do people give more prestige to some jobs than to others?’ He writes that the ‘jobs at the top (of Table 10.2) share four features.’ What are the four features?

4. Summarize Figure 10.6 (Don’t simply state what it is about – rather summarize the information presented).
5. Describe the ‘underclass’.
6. According to Henslin, it is best to ‘think of each social class as abroad subculture with distinct approaches to life, so significant that it affects our …..what?
7. How does social class affect people’s health?

8. How does social class affect people’s mental health?

9. How is social class linked with child rearing practices?
10. How is social class linked with people’s politics?

11. How is social class linked with involvement with the criminal justice system?
12. What is ‘intergenerational mobility’?

13. What is ‘structural mobility’?

14. According to the ‘American Dream’ discussion on page 281, how much social mobility is there in the U.S.?
15. Explain the poverty line.
16. How does race/ethnicity link with poverty?

17. How does education link with poverty?

18. What is the ‘feminization of poverty’?
19. How many children in the U.S. live in poverty?

20. Children born into poverty (often to single moms) are ‘likely to face severe obstacles to building a satisfying life’ (p.288). What are the obstacles?
21. Explain the ‘culture of poverty’ perspective.

22. ‘Two explanations for poverty compete for our attention.’ What are the two explanations?
23. What did sociologist Elliot Liebow find regarding streetcorner men and deferred gratification?
24. Explain the difference between the ‘deserving poor’ and the ‘undeserving poor’.
25. What is the ‘Horatio Alger’ myth?Sociology
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