Review the resources listed below to prepare for this week’s assignment. Before reviewing these resources, read through the assignment instructions so you know what you will be expected to do with this material.
Kraus, M. W., Park, J. W., & Tan, J. J. X. (2017). Signs of social class: The experience of economic inequality in everyday life. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 12(3), 422-435. DOI: 10.1177/1745691616673192. Retrieved from https://journals-sagepub-com.proxy1.ncu.edu/doi/10.1177/1745691616673192
This article describes how all living beings orient themselves into social groups and how daily experiences (whether on social media or in personal interaction) reinforce group boundaries and help secure the status quo.
Weller, C. E. (2018, July 26). Working-class families are getting hit from all sides. Retrieved from https://cdn.americanprogress.org/content/uploads/2018/07/25091808/GettingHitOnAllSides-brief2.pdf
The Center for American Progress is a nonpartisan, independent policy institute dedicated to improving American lives. In this article published in 2018, the author highlights the growing wealth gap, income instability, and education gap. These things compounded have led to economic insecurity for many Americans.
Manstead, A., S. R. (2018). The psychology of social class: How socioeconomic status impacts thought, feelings, and behaviour. British Journal of Social Psychology, 57, 267-291. DOI:10.1111/bjso.12251 Retrieved from https://onlinelibrary-wiley-com.proxy1.ncu.edu/doi/full/10.1111/bjso.12251?sid=EBSCO%3Aedsgao
The conditions in which people grow up have a lasting and powerful impact on their personality, in how they interact with others, and in how they solve problems in life. Does the class you are born into determine your life outcomes? This article works to answer this question.
TEDx Talks. (2016, May 21). Another glass of champagne, please? | Mike Muse | TEDxBerkleeValencia [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ysea-nu51Ss
In this TED video, Mike Muse discusses classism and privilege in our society.
William, M.L. [Director. (2011). Social class privilege [Video file]. Retrieved from https://video-alexanderstreet-com.proxy1.ncu.edu/watch/social-class-privilege/cite?context=channel:academic-video-online
Dr. William Liu, a professor of counseling psychology, discusses the research he has conducted on social class privilege. The interview includes Dr. Liu’s definition of privilege, as well as is effect on people. You do not need to watch the entire video, but enough to get a sense of the issues surrounding social class privilege.
Satell, G., & Popovic, S. (2017, Jan 27). How protests become successful social movements. Retrieved from https://hbr.org/2017/01/how-protests-become-successful-social-movements
This article from the Harvard Business Review highlights how varying protests (e.g., Civil Rights movement, Women’s Suffrage movement, Indian independence, and the Arab Spring) all made a lasting impact and powerful change. The authors highlight five steps that are critical to making an impact.
Werft, M., & Ngalle, J. (2016, July 8). 5 peaceful protests that led to change. Retrieved from https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/peace-protests-dallas-response
Global Citizen is a movement of engaged citizens who are using their collective voice to end extreme poverty by 2030. Their website lists five examples of nonviolent protests that led to actionable change.
A social justice movement inspired by MLK is waging a new war on poverty. (2019, Jan 20). CNN Wire. Retrieved from https://go-gale-com.proxy1.ncu.edu/ps/i.do?v=2.1&u=pres1571&it=r&id=GALE%7CA570381078&p=AONE&sw=w
Over 50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called for a nonviolent army of the poor, the Revs. William Barber and Liz Theoharis are bringing poverty and economic inequality to the forefront of American discourse through the Poor People’s Campaign. They organized 40 days of nonviolent direct action in more than 40 states across the country. While they have faced resistance, the organizers and participants are resolved in continuing their efforts.
Stangler, C. (2018, Dec 7). What's really behind France's yellow vest protest? Retrieved from https://www.thenation.com/article/france-yellow-vest-protest-macron/
In November of 2018 citizens of France gathered in Paris to protest the government’s increase in fuel taxes (and the impending spike for gas at fuel stations across the country). Approximately 282,000 citizens gathered to express their disagreement with the new tax rate in what they believed to be a defense of the “French social model.” After no response from leadership, a group called the gilets jaunes (or the yellow jackets) took to the streets using anti-government graffiti and burning cars as tools for their protest. Learn more about the institutionalized changes that sparked this conflict, the responses across social class and some of the goals of the gilets jaunes.
AFP., M6., & Reuters. (n.d.). Who are France's 'yellow vest' protesters? [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2018/12/08/who-are-frances-yellow-vest-protesters-orig-vstan-me.afp-m6-reuters
The gilets jaunes, or yellow vests, are part of a grassroots citizens' movement that began over rising fuel prices in France, but it has since grown into something more significant. Learn more about the gilets jaunes, their connection with France’s history, and the strengths and challenges within this movement.
MacFarlane, R. (2017, August 03). A brief history of protest art. Retrieved from https://www.format.com/magazine/features/art/brief-history-protest-art
This article takes a look at various forms of protest art throughout history. As you read this article, examine the differences in the lived experiences of these varying social classes across the globe and how it has made an impact on society today.