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Transcript of Class Stereotypes.
Middle class the social group between the upper and working classes, including professional and business people and their families. The middle class are also known as the 'white collar' workers.
What is Stereotype and Class?
Stereotype: Labeling, which involves a process of categorizing an individual or group. These can be shortened down in categories. These are:
. Living arrangements
Class: A social stratum whose members share certain economic, social or cultural characteristics. The classes are:
. Working class
. Middle class
. Upper class
Upper class is the social group in society with the highest status and wealth.
Stereotypes of Upper class
. Well dressed - Suits, Waist coats. -
. Own businesses and live off of the investments. (Family run) -
. Boarding schools and expensive university for their children.-
. Wealthy. -
. Own horses and a lot of dogs. -
. Have expensive cars e.g. 4x4's. -
. Well mannered. -
. Hunt and shoot. -
. Mostly go out on vacations. -
. Own Mansions in the countryside. -
. Have their own clubs. (Closed society) -
. Have their own flats and houses in the cities or abroad. -
. Live with parents usually. -
. Quite arrogant. -
. Good temperament. -
. Well Heeled.
The social group consisting of people who are employed for wages, especially in manual or industrial work. The working class are also referred to as 'blue -collar' or 'Low-wage workers without college education, who also struggle economically in society.
Stereotypes of Working class
. Selfish. -
. Women are physically out of control - fat, loud, overly sexual and dressed in a 'loud' and inappropriate clothing. -
. Racist. -
. Complete physical and unpleasant jobs. -
. Alcoholics. -
. Exteme fans of football. -
. Violent e.g. Fighting. -
. Abusive. -
. Live in high - crime areas. -
. Dependent on government's money. -
. School dropouts. -
. Females are usually in out-of-wedlock pregnancy or underage pregnancy -
. Commit domestic violence -
. Violent dogs -
Stereotypes of Middle Class
. Financially stable family. -
. Able to go on vacation once a year. -
. Usually have some extra money on the side. -
. Works white collar jobs e.g. Doctors or Office workers. -
. Nuclear family. -
. Family car. -
. Medium sized homes. -
. Church goers. -
. Successful small business e.g. Corner shops. -
. Chooses work that requires a degree. -
. Children may go private schools, more likely to go public schools. -
. Have been taught with one skill or more. -