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People like us : social class in America

Author: Louis AlvarezAndrew KolkerRudy CheeksLora MyersCenter for New American Media.All authors
Publisher: New York : Center for New American Media ; Hohokus, NJ : CNAM Film Library, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How do income, family background, education, attitudes, aspirations, and even appearance mark someone as a member of a particular social class? Discusses how social class plays a role in the lives of all Americans, whether they live in Park Avenue penthouses, Appalachian trailer parks, bayou houseboats or suburban gated communities. Travels across the U.S. to present stories of family traditions, class mobility, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Films for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Louis Alvarez; Andrew Kolker; Rudy Cheeks; Lora Myers; Center for New American Media.; CNAM Film Library.; WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.); Independent Television Service.; Corporation for Public Broadcasting.; John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
ISBN: 1877989428 9781877989421
OCLC Number: 53147531
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: A production of the Center for New American Media and WETA Washington, D.C., in association with the Independent Television Service (ITVS).
Funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Teacher's guide: People like us : social class in America / by Lora Myers ; contributing editors Julie Hey ... [et al.]. Teacher's guide includes: introduction, program outline, pre-viewing activities, post-viewing discussion and activities, segment-related quesitons and activities, theme-based activities, bibliographical references.
Credits: Executive producer, Richard Thomas ; camera, Stephen McCarthy, Jefferson Miller ; co-producer/editor, Peter Odabashian.
Performer(s): Narrator, Rudy Cheeks.
Description: 1 videocassette (125 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in. + 1 teacher's guide (75 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Details: VHS format.
Contents: [Part 1]. [Video] --
[part 2]. Teacher's guide.
Other Titles: Social class in America
Responsibility: produced and directed by Louis Alvarez and Andrew Kolker.

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How do income, family background, education, attitudes, aspirations, and even appearance mark someone as a member of a particular social class? Discusses how social class plays a role in the lives of all Americans, whether they live in Park Avenue penthouses, Appalachian trailer parks, bayou houseboats or suburban gated communities. Travels across the U.S. to present stories of family traditions, class mobility, and different lifestyle choices.

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