For this discussion you must read Chapter 7 of the textSociology: Beyond Common Sense and watch the two videosSocial Class in America 1957 McGraw-Hill text-films[Transcript] (an old video but great example) andHow Class Works Richard Wolff Examines Class. Then review the documentKnowledge of Hidden Rules of Social Class. Read through the descriptions of daily activities and commonplace knowledge for lower middle and upper class people. Print it out and place an X next to the things you know how to do [you can also just note your X marks] and look to see how many X marks you have in each category [If you dont have children use yourself and your siblings as a reference group.]. This will help you gain insight into the taken for granted or hidden knowledge you need to survive in various social classes. After completing these tasks consider the following questions:
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates posts by Day 7.
Discussion adapted from: Ashton P. (2005) Discussion ideas on Social Class.Resources for Teachers. Washington D.C.: American Sociological Association