1. The similarities about how social class is discussed comes when mostly talking about income, and how you can find certain type of class in a respective area, but in reading 4.1, the difference is that they define class as a way of hierarchy seen in American culture and split into two:
- Objective social class, based on the things people own, like income, education, and occupation.
- Subjective social class, based strictly on how people see themselves.
2. The closest station to where I live is 36th Ave. in Astoria on the N train line, I’m not surprised by the answer as the median rent is $2300 and the people who lives around are mostly, people who work for the service industry, graduates who work for the film industry or people who own restaurants or work in real estate, being a good mix of working and middle class.
3. The pattern is that the people with higher income (higher class) tend to live in areas closer to where hedge funds are or areas where you find people related to the fashion industry, either very close to Manhattan or in Manhattan. However, the income inequality is very noticeable the further you go from Manhattan more into the outskirts of the metropolitan area, where in some cases the difference between incomes can easily be $100,000. The data