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  • Class Autobiographies
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    Working class autobiographies "illuminated how social position, or location in social hierarchies, [were] internalized as identity" (Maynes 3). Where otherwise the only source of information of the past would be statistics and those of historians, the autobiographies give the reader a feel of what the working classes were going through in a more personal way. The conditions in which they lived and the politics or beliefs they lived by can be examined for differences or qualities they might share...
  • Exams In Their Scheduled Class Times
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    There are two types of college students. Ones who were sent to college with mom's and dad's money and the others who work their way through school. There is no doubt that the stress that coming with juggling work and school is higher than average college student. For this working student, there requires a lot of thought, planning and secluding a routine that will satisfy both school and work. Ideally, this can be accomplished, considering the fact that there will be no interruptions throughout t...
  • Behavior Of The Working Class Culture
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    Mighty Wedge of Class by Todd Erkel Class is a curious, almost elusive thing. It makes rare appearances now and then in talk of the economy and such or in more heated academic debates, but rarely in private. It seems American pretty much avoid the subject at every opportunity by attempting to deny that these class divisions between people exist. But the stark reality is that class structures in America create the very nature of society, setting the hierarchical framework on which every American ...
  • Private Property The Workers Work
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    Estranged Labor In The Communist Manifesto, Marx illustrates how the working class in society is alienated, under the system of private property, in several ways such from the product of their labor, the work itself, from species-being, and from each other. This private property the workers work on is owned by a minute portion of the population who, in exchange for mass production of their product, put their employees through unfair labor conditions. This leads Marx to believe that a human being...
  • Work In Present Day Capitalist Society
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    The kind of class struggle between the capitalists and the working class described by Marx is without a doubt, still at work in present-day capitalist society. Although the extent to which his predictions are validated varies from one society to the next, the general theoretical framework that he explains is prevalent in many of the conditions that are present in our society. While it is important to acknowledge that the capitalist system in 1848 when the Communist Manifesto was written was very...
  • Working Class And Many Historians
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    From looking at The making of the English Working Class it seems quite obvious that E. P Thompson's main arguments throughout his book are about the notion of 'class', in particular the 'making of the working class'; and in order to evaluate his theories we must attempt to look at other historians opinions about his book, and his suggested theories, in order to come to an impartial evaluation. Many historians have their own interpretations when trying to define class, like Bourke who links class...
  • American Working Class
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    Avarice In America When the topic of American economics arises, the infamous Robber Barons of the 19th Century often springs to mind. They are often glorified as 'Captains of Industry' for their money making strategies and enterprising methods. Those who hold this view probably do not know the evils of the laissez-faire capitalism in which the Robber Barons believed and participated. They wanted an unrestricted system of economics so that they could amass as much money as they could to out do ea...
  • Two Contrasting Classes
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    South of the slot, by Jack London The slot is a metaphor of the "class cleavage of society". There was a contrast between the North and South of the Slot in terms of building types: in the North were the higher-class centers of diversion, lodging, and business; and in the South were the lower-class centers of lodging, unskilled work / business. The buildings are figures of two contrasting classes that were segregated (? ). In order to study the southern people (the working class) a sociology pro...
  • Working Class People
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    ... Marx and deTocquiville To understand what Marx and deTocquiville; two of the great social thinkers of all time, believed, you have to understand what was going on at the time. They were living in the peak of the Industrial Revolution. The cities that housed this revolution were overflowing with factories and people. People who were once country folk decided to come out to the cities in search for a better life. These "working class" people were also known as proletariat's. Another aspect was...
  • Power Over The Lower Classes
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    Karl Marx was the father of laissez-faire which means the survival of the fittest. Those who develop the most complex of societies, those with the most money and power are considered the fittest and have "triumphed" over the inferior. This occurs in order for society to move forward and create a work ethic for members of the working class to follow. This may only occur for members of the dominant group. Those who are non-white and non-male may not experience the same benefits. Poverty a sign of ...
  • Long Term And Short Term Effects
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    College Lifes children grow up, they have to move on. College is one of the stages that you will probably go through. As you come up on these new things, you have to make the right decisions. If you make the wrong choice it could ruin your life. If the wrong choices are made there will be long and short term results. Two of the biggest mistakes a student can make are not going to class and not turning work in on time. One short term effect of not going to class or not turning in your work is tha...
  • Elements Of The Two Predominant Social Classes
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    The imagery of rural life in the works of artist is a very interesting and challenging theme. This is because most of the societies were moving from rural to urban through the history and therefore this transitional period is usually very important. During this period many changes happen to the landscape as well as to life of people in the overall context. Artists make pretty good representations of what is situation with emphasis on what will be in their works. In this paper we are going to exa...
  • Blacks From The Dominant White Society
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    The Wages of Whiteness In The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class by David Roediger, we are able to examine the antebellum era with emphasis on class formation and the fluidity of racial boundaries in popular culture. According to Roediger, mobbing, blackface and minstrelsy are key elements in the formation of the white-working class. During the antebellum time period, Blacks were victimized by the white mobs. The African American community as a whole endured tr...
  • Newspapers And Magazines For The Working Classes
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    As it is highlighted in table 1, In 1801 the population of England and Wales was in 1801 just under 9 million; by 1851 it was almost 18 million. From the end of the 18th century, this population increase confronted the rulers of British society with urgent questions of social and political control and gave rise to a much increased interest in the place of education in society. The number of schools offering basic education for the growing numbers of 'the poor' increased substantially. Many of th...
  • Vote To The Working Class
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    During the 18th Century there had been some significant changes to the lives of the ordinary working class as a result of the agricultural and industrial revolutions. In 1700 98% of the population lived in the countryside and small villages. But by 1800 98% of peasant farmers had been evicted from their land as a result of 'enclosure'. However before the Great Reform Act of 1832 the King and wealthy landowners dominated Parliament and they were unlikely to introduce laws to help working people. ...
  • Working Class Versus The Ruling Class
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    Abraham Cahan's "A Sweatshop Romance" is a short story which at first can be easily mistaken for a simple piece of work. However, upon closer inspection it is clear that this story is a Marxist text which explores many of the fundamental flaws of society that Marxism tries to identify. Several key passages hint at concerns related to class-consciousness which serves to reinforce the Marxist philosophy and although some could argue that this piece of text is propagandistic in nature, it does have...
  • Paradise Of Bachelors
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    Close Reading: "The Paradise of the Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids" In Melville's "Paradise of the Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids", a vivid illustration and comparison of the life of the industrial class and working class is displayed to the reader. The working class slaves themselves silly, while the industrial class sits back and reaps the benefits. In a sense, it is indeed the working class who keeps society running. The narrator chooses to represent the industrial class by a group ...
  • Crevecoeur Through James The Farmer
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    The passage is from "Letters from an American Farmer" by John Crevecoeur in a letter entitled "What is an American?" The speaker is James, a fictional American farmer used by Crevecoeur to write these letters to a fictional person. This passage is comparing American society to British / European society. In America everything is so new and undeveloped that people are more equal. No royal family is in charge, or even a powerful form of government. People in America had to work together to make it...
  • Working Class Family
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    1. After reading this article I felt the author had made a very strong point about the difference in classes we have in society. It is obvious that the author has spent some time in her life struggling with her past (mainly her family's background in terms of class) and her future as an articulate and educated member of society. The confusion she faced arose from the fact that she was brought up in a working class family, and at times her family failed to see the value of education showing disco...
  • Exploitation Of The Working Class
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    An Individual's Escape From Exploitation Essay, Research An Individual's Escape From Exploitation An Individual's Escape From Exploitation Michael Ondaatje's novel, In the Skin of a Lion, depicts some of the hardships faced by the working class in the early part of the century. It is a seemingly pro-working class novel that portrays exploitation and unfairness by the upper class. The novel, then, would be expected to offer some resolution for the working class, but it does not. Instead of giving...

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