Do you notice any similarities in the way the social class is discussed in readings 4.1 and 4.2? Do you notice any differences in the way these two readings DIFFERENTIATE between social classes?
The similarity in how the social class is discussed between readings 4.1 and 4.2 is how the income is used to separate communities in different categories such as low, middle, and upper class. And a difference from readings 4.1 and 4.2 is how reading 4.1 goes more in detail about how wealth, power, culture, conduct, heritage, and prestige are all aspects of a person’s life.
Pick the station closest to where you live. Using the concepts from Reading 4.1, what social class tends to live in your neighborhood? Are you surprised (or not) by the answer? Do you feel it is an accurate representation of the people living in your neighborhood?
From reading 4.2, I picked the one train since this is close to where I live. According to reading 4.2, the social class that tends to live in my neighborhood is the working class. I’m not surprised by this. I feel like this is an accurate representation of the people living in my community.
Based on Reading 4.2, do you notice a general pattern about social classes in NYC?
Based on reading 4.2, I notice that Manhattan’s average income is higher than the other ones. I feel like it also has to do with tourists, that most people that come to NYC stay in Manhattan.