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GEND 356: Jensen's "Reading Classes"
I read this while in line at the DMV, and let me tell you that was an interesting experience.
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GEND 356: The Mind At Work - Building off of Heidi
For this post I will be branching off of points that Heidi brings up in her blog post.  Heidi asks the question towards the conclusion of her post: "why does [society] put such a stigma on waitresses and other low wage jobs?"  While Rose's main point in his...
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GEND 356: Jensen "Reading Classes: Chapter Six - Across the Great Divide"
"As we have seen with primary and secondary schools, college students from the middle class generally find in higher education the cultural rules, values, language, and community mores that are familiar to them.  Working class students, again, face a maze o...
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GEND 356: Coontz's "Why Gender Equality Stalled"
I was interested in finding infographics relating to this article because I am a visual person. source Huh.  And yet current ideology in America says that WE ARE THE BEST COUNTRY.  Yeah.  No. It's almost like employers have never had kids.  Either that or t...
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GEND 356: Luce's and Brenner's "Women and Class: What Has Happened in Forty Years?"
This is going to be my go-to article now when talking about the gender wage gap.  Luce and Brenner's main aim in this article is to highlight the change of wages since the 1960s primarily.  They also highlight the differences between white women and women o...
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GEND 356: Laureau's "Watching, Waiting, and Deciding When to Intervene"
In Annette Lareau's article on "Race, Class, and the Transmission of Advantage"  the main argument is that there is little-to-no difference between the "class resources" drawn upon by white middle-class families versus black middle-class families.  Lareau's...
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GEND 356: Anyon's "Social Class and the Hidden Curriculum of Work"
Jean Anyon's paper about the "Social Class and the Hidden Curriculum of Work" outlines a study performed in a few elementary schools in order to see how social class differences are being 'set up' in the school systems.  In the first part of the paper, defi...
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GEND 356: "Some General Values of Working Class Culture"
(As an aside, I thought it was funny that my copy of this was used on the back to record inventory count for a work-related event) The page reads: SOME GENERAL VALUES OF WORKING CLASS CULTURE [These are some observations of general cultural values and tende...
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GEND 356: Stiglitz's "Inequality is Holding Back the Recovery"
"When even the free-marked-oriented magazine The Economist argues--as it did in a special feature in October--that the magnitude and nature of the country's inequality represent a serious threat to America, we should know that something has gone horribly wr...
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GEND 356: OXFAM "The Cost of Inequality"
The main point to OXFAM's briefing on "How Wealth and Income Extremes Hurt Us All" is to convince the reader that focusing on just extreme poverty is not enough.  It is important to focus on the "inequality and the extreme wealth that contributes to it" (1)...
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