SOCI 026B. Class Matters: Privilege, Poverty and Power
This class examines the ways our social origins (or class backgrounds) impact our lives, and the ways in which class positions are passed down (or not) across generations. We will discuss what we mean by “class”; economic inequality and poverty; intersections of class with racial, gender, and other forms of inequality; cultural and social capital; tastes and lifestyles; the role of education in both promoting social mobility and reproducing class inequalities; and the role of the state in shaping inequalities and mobility chances.
Spring 2022. Laurison.
Spring 2023. Laurison.
Catalog chapter: Sociology and Anthropology
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/sociology-anthropology
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