4. Which social class do you and your family belong to? Are you in a different social class than your grandparents and
great-grandparents? Does your class differ from your social standing, and, if so, how? What aspects of your societal
situation establish you in a social class?
5. What class traits define your peer group? For example, what speech patterns or clothing trends do you and your friends
share? What cultural elements, such as taste in music or hobbies, define your peer group? How do you see this set of class
traits as different from other classes either above or below yours?
6. Write a list of ten to twenty class traits that describe the environment of your upbringing. Which of these seem like true
class traits, and which seem like stereotypes? What items might fall into both categories? How do you imagine a
sociologist might address the conflation of class traits and stereotypes?