Assignment Details Pick your Reading You may choose any book, blog, twitter or Instagram account that substantively and clearly addresses CLASSISM You may read a whole book, or a select chapters from a book. If you choose a blog, you must read at least 3-4 substantive entries. If you choose a twitter or Instagram account, you will need to exercise good judgement about the number of post/current posts to read depending on their length and complexity. For example, some twitter posts spur important discussion; you will likely need to read about 4-5 of these to suffice for this assignment. Some Instagram videos are lengthy and substantively rich. You will likely need to watch about 2-3 of these to suffice for this assignment. Your goal is to engage with relevant substantive issues to gain new insight and knowledge. Students are free to make their own choice of reading. If helpful, here are some options below: Classism -Boggs, Grace Lee. (2011) The next American revolution: Sustainable activism for the twenty-first century. University of California Press Fraser, S., & Roediger, D. (1992). The wages of whiteness: Race and the making of the American working class Links to an external site.. Contemporary Sociology, 97(4). DOI:10.2307/2165657 Reeves, R.V. (2017). Dream hoarders: How the American upper middle class Is leaving everyone else in the dust. Brookings Institute. Journaling assignment: The purpose of journaling is to reflect about what you are learning, how it is impacting the development of your critical consciousness and the goals of this class. Your journaling is an important way to prepare for the fishbowl discussion. There are several ways to meet the journaling requirement. Each time you read, listen to a podcast, or watch video content, you must create a journal entry that includes The date you read/watched/listened The chapters or pages you read or the date of the tweet/blog/video And One of the following options OPTION 1 2-3 sentences addressing each of the following questions. This is the best option when you are reading over multiple day/weeks. There will be multiple entries. What is it about? Your summary must include attention to How are issues discussed historic and systemic? and/or How intersectional issues are present? and/or The system levels (micro, mezzo, macro) that are addressed What are your takeaways? What do you agree with? What do you disagree with? What are you thinking? What are you learning? What are you curious about? and/or What action at the micro, mezzo, or macro level are important to take? OPTION 2 A longer form journal entry developing a more in depth response to each of the same questions above (a-c). This is the best option when you have chosen to read book chapters that can be read in its entirety in one sitting. This entry should be up 3-4 pages in length.