Lass Consciousness See description in order instructions
How do you determine the class status of others? How do you deal with the fact that others will be assessing your class status? How do these assessments influence your actions?
Observe someone at the airport, sitting in the food court at a mall, standing in line at the supermarket, or riding the bus or subway. Then spend several seconds looking closely at him or her. Ask yourself quickly: what status do you think this person holds? Do not think too long, just register your guess. Then consider the following:
What did you look at to make the evaluation–height, weight, race, gender, hair style, tattoos, piercings, clothes, makeup? Perhaps dress style, colors, fabrics, writings on T-shirt, hat, purse, shoes, jewelry? Did you notice anything else, such as posture, voice mannerisms? If you observed someone outdoors, did you see the car he or she was driving? What was its make, age or condition? Did you notice other status clues-books, a laptop, a baby stroller, shopping bags, and so on? How did the setting itself(airport, mall, supermarket, etc.) influence your guess?
SELECT TWO TO THREE PEOPLE IN A PUBLIC SETTING TO EVALUATE. WRITE AN ESSAY DESCRIBING YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND ANSWERING THE QUESTIONS IN THE PRECEDING PARAGRAPH.