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    Chinese Working Class

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    They believed that they should “organize and raise our voices against low wages and long hours. Let us use our organized power against the capitalistic combinations that carry on a slave trade between this country and China . . . Let our first stand be against those rich and intelligent thieves who strive to perpetuate and establish a system of overwork and starvation pay.” The working class should not fight against the Chinese because they are coming as cheap labor. They should fight, along with the Chinese, against the rich who are able to pay more but instead chose to hire cheap laborers and pocket the rest of the money. The Chinese would not be able to fix the situation if they leave the United States, but the rich can fix it by increasing wages for everyone. However, they can only do this if the majority of the working class turns on them and demands for better wages and working conditions. When the Chinese people leave, the rich will only find another group of people who will fill in as cheap laborers. Furthermore, the Chinese population was extremely small, but they were still seen as people who brought negative consequences with them that impacted everyone. From 1849 to 1882, about 300,000 Chinese immigrated to the…

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    Muckraker's Working Class

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    Imagine going to work everyday for over twelve hours with only a thirty minute break, and only getting paid two dollars per week. For many working class americans in the late nineteenth century this was a reality. As a result of the injustice placed on the working class new literary movements arose, including the muckrakers. The muckrakers sought to highlight the social issues plaguing the country. One of the most prominent muckrakers during this time was Theodore Dreiser. He is well known for…

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    Working Class Hero: The song is sung as commentary/criticism on the distinction between the various social classes. It tells the story of somebody growing up within the middle class. According to the singer he said in an interview with Jann S. Wenner of Rolling Stone in December 1970, “it is about working class individuals being processed into the middle classes, into the machine”. Sixteen Tons: "Sixteen Tons" is a song about the tough life of coal miners. The line, "You load sixteen tons and…

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    Working-Class Families

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    Ball further argues that, for working class families, “choice of institution solely fits around the practicalities of ‘getting by’ rather than into some grander social agenda of ‘new, rare and more distinct goods’” (Ball, 2006, pp. 162: Bourdieu, 1984, pp. 247). The research conducted by Ball (2006) emphasises that “it is not simply a matter of education being of less importance for working class families, our interviewees were very concerned that their children get a good education.” (Ball,…

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    Working Class Family

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    produce. The demand to work in these factories led to the emerges of the working class. Many of these families desired to progressive themselves economically and socially and seek guidance through etiquette books such as A Plain Cookery Book for Working Class or The Book of Household Managements. These sources written by upper elite writers, gave guidance to working class families on how to cook and maintain an Industrial good health, family and home. For instance, in the A Plain Cookery Book…

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    says hello and I say hi back. I asked him how life what have u accomplish he says “I just bought my first house. I got a nice 30- year mortgage with a low interest rate. That’s it,” I’m out of the working class! I froze for a minute and ask him do you know your still in the working class that’s not how it works. I tell him in our society in social classes your topically still in the working class. There are two classes in our society and it’s the working class and the owning class. The working…

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    Working Class Problems During the Industrial Revolution the working class had many problems such as working conditions, living conditions, disease, salary, and hygiene. The industrial revolution was a huge movement for the world, and began in Great Britain slowly making it’s way to the United states of America. Although the working class contributed the most, they benefited the least. Many industries were growing but the largest was the textile industry. Many women and children were working in…

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    We could not say we know well about working class and middle class, but we are familiar with them. We meet people in working class every day in our daily life, such sales, cashier, taxi driver, etc.; and we know some middle class people around us, lawyer, professor, doctor, etc. However, we do not know about or even never see ruling class “as a small elite among the capitalist and their top allies in politics and culture” (Zweig, 2001, P.17). Although they are rare of them, “no more than 2…

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    governments of different nations” (Lawrence 1). Globalization was implemented to provide low cost products and economical opportunities for developing countries but, in reality, the cons outweigh the pros. Globalization has increased human trafficking and decreased the value of the working class. Globalization has created affordable products in developed countries. However, the low costs have caused major corporations to pay workers less in an effort to gain a higher profit. These companies…

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    Great Britain and Germany, industrialization was just starting to consume Europe for the second time. Between the years of 1801-1910 Industrialization was at its peak. Although, middle-class and working-class members were not the same in the long run a few middle-class had similar ideas to the working class in regards to the harsh conditions. When comparing the middle and working class and their opinions on the work of nineteenth-century Europe it is clear to see that few middle-class members…

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