February 1, 2018.
Social class affects social opportunities and arrangements, economic and political issues, and public policies; it is fundamentally connected to power differentials across all these areas. This module proposes to provide an overview of social class as an analytical concept and social location, to assist faculty with key articles and books to attain a solid background in the topic, and to provide sample activities to teach students about social class. The module will theorize and define class intersectionally, in order to demonstrate the ways that it is constructed in concert with race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and other aspects of identity. The primary focus will be on class in the United States, with some material relating to global contexts as well.