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FILL IN THE BLANK QUESTIONS ON    ST 8:   THE MIDDLE & WORKING CLASSES           Fall,   2009 

1.  In relation to the middle class, the upper middle class may overlap into the  _______________________________  class 

2.  The Great Labor Compromise created labor relations where Unions deal only with  ______________________  areas: wages, hours, benefits, working conditions 

3.  In relation to the weakening of the Great Labor Compromise, this split in union &  ________________________  workplaces still exists & is the source of much working class conflict 

4.  In relation to the middle class' social power, one of the consequences of one's class position that affects nearly every aspect of one's life, is that different classes 
         often have different tastes in  ____________________ 

5.  In relation to middle class' econ power, there is a high level of  _____________________________  both the middle & working classes 

6.  In relation to middle class political power, political power was expanded to  ______________________________  in 1920 

7.  In relation to working class culture, as workers have done throughout history, workers  _____________________________  their knowledge of the workplace & the performance of their job as their own private treasure 

8.  In relation to job satisfaction, one factors of the organization of the industry / economy that affects Job Satisfaction is the type of  ___________________________; i.e. skilled. unskilled, professional, technical, etc. 

9.  In relation to alienation & anomie, anomie is a condition of  ______________________________  in society 

10.  In relation to the components of alienation, under capitalism, nearly everyone experiences a separation from the  ____________________________________ 

11.  In relation to contemporary analyses of alienation, Seeman held that  ________________________________  is the feeling of being estranged or separated from society's norms and values 

12.  In relation to alienation at work, C. Wright Mills said, “Each day men and women sell little pieces of themselves in order to try to buy them back each night and weekend with the coin of  ___________________ ” 

13.  In relation to safety at work, time pressure & job changes are the primary causes of job  _____________________________ 

14.  In relation to the declining middle class, today, real wages in mfr & construction, which are important occupational sectors for the  ___________________  class, are stagnant or declining 

15.  The middle & working classes have not organized because the non upper classes lack basic   ___________________________________  of the workings of the socio economic political system 

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ESSAY QUESTIONS ON ST 8:  THE MIDDLE & WORKING CLASSES           Fall,   2009 

Be sure & answer all parts of the question.  Style, spelling & grammar are important.  Demonstrate a strong factual argument, use examples, & then inform your opinion.  Answers should be about 2 hand written pages long. 

3.  In relation to the middle class' social power, what are the consequences of one's class position that affects nearly every aspect of one's life?  Discuss & explain them in light of someone you know.  What are the class differences which marketers / capitalism exploit & reinforce.  Discuss & explain them in light of someone you know.  What are the factors that influence a class' sociability & community participation.  Discuss & explain them in light of someone you know. 

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