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"The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in
having new eyes."
Marcel Proust
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The Sociological Imagination
“When wars happen, an insurance salesman becomes a rocket
launcher; a store clerk, a radar ma...
2
1
Ted and Zelda:
A (American) Love Story?
4
WealthInequality
Vocabulary
Income
= paycheck
Wealth
= assets - debts
Inequality
Video was not exported from SlideRocket
How did this
happen?
A few factors widened the
gap...
Changes in Politics
Deunionization
Supply-Side Economics
Distrust in Government
Changes i...
Let's look at
wages...
40:1
Has it
always
been like
this?
1960...
Earned $102.8 m in 2008
$1,976,923 per week
$282,418 per day
$35,302 per hr
New York Fast Food
Workers Strike
April 4th, 2013
What if we
expanded our
definition of
wealth?
Book knowledge influence, connections
non-living physical objects
depends on your personal
religion, spirituality, or othe...
How can you apply this
expanded concept of
wealth in your life?
Family?
School?
Service?
Tribes in Ecuador
will fight
Rainforest Auction
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  1. 1. 1 "The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes." Marcel Proust
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  3. 3. The Sociological Imagination “When wars happen, an insurance salesman becomes a rocket launcher; a store clerk, a radar man; a wife lives alone; a child grows up without a father. Neither the life of an individual, nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both… Yet men do not usually define the troubles they endure in terms of historical change and institutional contradiction. The well being they enjoy, they do not usually impute to the big ups and downs of the societies in which they live… The sociological imagination enables us to grasp history and biography and the relations between the two within society. That is its task and its promise.” C. Wright Mills (1959) 4
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  5. 5. 1
  6. 6. Ted and Zelda: A (American) Love Story? 4
  7. 7. WealthInequality
  8. 8. Vocabulary Income = paycheck Wealth = assets - debts
  9. 9. Inequality
  10. 10. Video was not exported from SlideRocket
  11. 11. How did this happen?
  12. 12. A few factors widened the gap... Changes in Politics Deunionization Supply-Side Economics Distrust in Government Changes in the Economy Deindustrialization Automation of Labor Changes in Society Credentialization Divorce/Remarriage
  13. 13. Let's look at wages...
  14. 14. 40:1 Has it always been like this? 1960...
  15. 15. Earned $102.8 m in 2008 $1,976,923 per week $282,418 per day $35,302 per hr
  16. 16. New York Fast Food Workers Strike April 4th, 2013
  17. 17. What if we expanded our definition of wealth?
  18. 18. Book knowledge influence, connections non-living physical objects depends on your personal religion, spirituality, or other practice to connect with yourself and the wider universe gathered by a community money! animals, plants, soil, and water of our land knowledge you hold about how to do something because you’ve actually done it
  19. 19. How can you apply this expanded concept of wealth in your life? Family? School? Service?
  20. 20. Tribes in Ecuador will fight Rainforest Auction

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