"Nicked and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America and"Domestic Networks

Read “Nicked and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America” in Readings in Sociology (pg 245) and Domestic Networks (pg. 426) . Briefly explain how each researcher studied the poor. What was their emphasis? Answer the following questions: Do you think these are realistic portrayals of the lower social classes in America? Why or why not? Please engage in academic discourse–opinions do not matter!! Discuss. What were some of the limitations of the research? This assignment should be 1.5 pages double spaced. Helpful hint: Do not refer to the authors as “Barbara” and “Carol”. Please refer to them by their last names. Ehrenreich carried out this research for over a year. What you are reading is an excerpt from her book. (You can also refer to the textbook-Chapter 2 for research and Chapter 7 -Social Class).