Silent-Dancing-Revised

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When the term “social class” comes to mind, it is commonly associated with four basic hierarchal categories; upper class, middle class, working class, and lower class. Which social class one falls under is dependent on multiple variables, some of which include material possessions, wealth, power, authority, prestige, and culture. The previous mentioned factors dictate the space and standard of living the members of each class will become accustomed.

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The Effects of Social Class on Space:Brandi GarrisonDeVry UniversityWhen the term social class comes to mind, it is commonly associated with four basic hierarchal categories; upper class, middle class, working class, and lower class. Which social class one falls under is dependent on multiple variables, some of which include material possessions, wealth, power, authority, prestige, and culture. The previous mentioned factors dictate the space and standard of living the members of each class will become accustomed. Sociologists typically use three methods to determine social class. The objective method measures and analyzes hard facts, the subjective method asks what people think of themselves, and the reputational method asks what people think of others. According to the information provided in the essays Westbury Court, They All Just Went Away, and Silent Dancing, all three authors originated from working class households. Working class citizens are classified as:Minimally educated people who engage in manual labor with little or no prestige. Unskilled workers in the classdishwashers, cashiers, maids, and waitressesusually are underpaid and have no opportunity for career advancement. They are often called the working poor. Skilled workers in this classcarpenters, plumbers, and electriciansare often called blue collar workers. They may make more money than workers in the middle classsecretaries, teachers, an

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