What is class?
Give students project overview. Read, write any questions, ask Lori.
What’s the difference between a generalization and a stereotype? Talk in groups, then create a table on the board.
Now that you understand the differences, we’re going to work on identifying what stereotypes we are carrying around with us about different classes--ultimately, we hope to be able to make generalizations, but we probably don’t have the data for that yet. By examining and making visible these stereotypes, we will start to understand how we mentally define and categorize people. Our goal in this project will be to question and complicate these initial impressions. To make this simple, we’re going to do this on only 4 classes: Lower Class, Working Class, Middle Class, and Upper Class.
Fussell: Notes on Class
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