In Julie Bettie's article "Class Dismissed?" she speaks about how class experience is also infected by gender, through its portrayal of women's roles as the family's status producers (92). She identifies the differences between class culture through consumptions ranging anywhere from home décor, clothes, and makeup. Do you believe all symbolic boundaries of class are identified through women's consumptions or not? Do you think this is a good depiction of women's role within the status of a family? Why or why not? What are the consequences of making such assumptions when it comes to such symbolic boundaries? Are they positive or negative? Under which circumstances?
10/3 Discussion Question: Class Dismissed?
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