Stratification and a Sociological Autobiography

Reflect on how your class position and access to material, social, and cultural resources have shaped your life outcomes thus far, demonstrating your ability to apply the sociological imagination to your biography.

Use your knowledge about stratification to provide a sociological autobiography that analyzes your life through the lens of class. Consider the next question. Where did you grow up? What type of community? What type of housing? What were the occupations, education levels, and relative income of your household? Were your objective and subjective class positions aligned? Describe how your sociological autobiography sheds light on the role of social class in shaping life outcomes and opportunities.