Sociology – Autoethnography on Social Inequality using You as the subject
Write an essay about social inequality or social advantage using YOU as the subject. You can consider several generations of your family’s history and take
into account any of the following that is applicable or helpful: income, occupation,
educational levels, race/ethnicity, immigration, political involvement, authority, gender roles,
aspirations, status symbols, etc. You may delve as deeply as you like into your own personal
story but resist the temptation to turn this assignment into a simple narrative about your
family. Your essay should advance and develop a clear argument about the way that social structures enable or constrain people illustrated by a case study that happens to be YOU. Please only use sociological references that relate to social inequality or social advantage.