The Resource People like us : social class in America, The Center for New American Media and WETA Washington, D.C. ; in association with ITVS presents ; a production by The Center for New American Media ; a film by Andrew Kolker & Louis Alvarez ; produced and directed by Louis Alvarez and Andrew Kolker, (videorecording DVD)

People like us : social class in America, The Center for New American Media and WETA Washington, D.C. ; in association with ITVS presents ; a production by The Center for New American Media ; a film by Andrew Kolker & Louis Alvarez ; produced and directed by Louis Alvarez and Andrew Kolker, (videorecording DVD)

Label
People like us : social class in America
Title
People like us
Title remainder
social class in America
Statement of responsibility
The Center for New American Media and WETA Washington, D.C. ; in association with ITVS presents ; a production by The Center for New American Media ; a film by Andrew Kolker & Louis Alvarez ; produced and directed by Louis Alvarez and Andrew Kolker
Title variation
Social class in America
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How do income, family background, education, attitudes, aspirations, and even appearance mark someone as a member of a particular social class? In travels across the U.S. in interviews with people from diverse socioeconomic groups, this film examines how social class in America has as much influence as race or ethnicity in determining what kind of opportunities a person has in life. 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, and presents stories of family traditions, class mobility, and different lifestyle choices. The final segment uses Anderson High School in Austin, Texas as a microcosmic example of the social segmentation that extends throughout the macro level
Additional physical form
  • Additional resources, including trailer, additional scenes, teacher's guide (complete text) and bibliography available online at the PBS website ; transcript available online at the Center for New American Media website.
  • Also available online (Transcript)
Cataloging source
AU@
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Co-produced and edited by Peter Odabashian ; camera, Stephen McCarthy, Jefferson Miller ... [et al.] ; website design, Picture Projects
PerformerNote
Narrator, Rudy Cheeks; commentators include R. Couri Hay, David Patrick Columbia, Barbara Ehrenreich, Joe Queenan, Dan Rodricks, Levi Sanders, Tom Smith, David Brooks, Bill Bear, Kenyatta Birges, Ginie Polo Sayles, Vessa Rinehart, Paul Fussell, Carlotta Miles, Michael Monte, Thomas Langhorne Phipps, Eleanor Weller, Benilde Little, Debbie Gibbs, Wayne Brown, Lawrence Otis Graham, Barbara Brannen, Valerie Lancaster Beal, "L-Bow" Tidwell, Stanley Crouch, Matt Heid, Tammy Crabtree, Dan Rodricks, Pat Gulden, John DiIulio, Bryon Smith, Kelly Conway, Tex Andrews, Marilyn Knisley, Kelley Hammers, Andrew Porter, Michael Birdwell, Steven Gaines, Curtis Powell, Dave Williams
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Odabashian, Peter
  • McCarthy, Stephen
  • Miller, Jefferson
  • Alvarez, Louis
  • Kolker, Andrew
  • Cheeks, Rudy
  • Myers, Lora
  • Picture Projects
  • Center for New American Media
  • WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
  • Independent Television Service
  • CNAM Film Library
Runtime
124
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anderson High School (Austin, Tex.)
  • Social classes
  • Social classes
  • Social mobility
  • Social stratification
  • Class consciousness
  • Upper class
  • Middle class
  • Working class
  • Documentary television programs
  • United States
  • United States
  • Austin (Tex.)
Technique
live action
Label
People like us : social class in America, The Center for New American Media and WETA Washington, D.C. ; in association with ITVS presents ; a production by The Center for New American Media ; a film by Andrew Kolker & Louis Alvarez ; produced and directed by Louis Alvarez and Andrew Kolker, (videorecording DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Teacher's guide: People like us : social class in America / by Lora Myers ; contributing editors Julie Hey, Alicia Ellis ... [et al.]. Includes introduction, program outline, pre-viewing activities, post-viewing discussion and activities, segment-related quesitons and activities, theme-based activities, appendix with bibliographical references
  • Extras: [Deleted scenes] Trouble in paradise (3 min.); You are your stuff (3 min.); Belles, belles, belles (4 min.); More WASP lessons (2 min.); Filmmakers' bios [text feature]
Accompanying material
1 teacher's guide (75 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.) in container.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Introduction -- Part 1. Bud or Bordeaux?: The choices you make reveal your class ; Joe Queenan's balsamic vinegar tour ; The trouble with tofu ; How to marry the rich -- Part 2. High and low: A tour through the landscape of class ; WASP lessons ; Bourgeois blues ; Tammy's story -- Part 3. Salt of the Earth: Blue collar life in a white collar world ; Gnomes R Us ; Friends in low places ; Don't get above your raisin' -- Part 4. Belonging: Understanding the rules of the game ; All you need is cash ; Most likely to succeed -- Conclusion -- Credits
Control code
ocm748651137
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (DVD) (124 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
825346920191
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)748651137
System details
DVD ; colour recording system: NTSC ; all regions
Video recording format
DVD
Label
People like us : social class in America, The Center for New American Media and WETA Washington, D.C. ; in association with ITVS presents ; a production by The Center for New American Media ; a film by Andrew Kolker & Louis Alvarez ; produced and directed by Louis Alvarez and Andrew Kolker, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Teacher's guide: People like us : social class in America / by Lora Myers ; contributing editors Julie Hey, Alicia Ellis ... [et al.]. Includes introduction, program outline, pre-viewing activities, post-viewing discussion and activities, segment-related quesitons and activities, theme-based activities, appendix with bibliographical references
  • Extras: [Deleted scenes] Trouble in paradise (3 min.); You are your stuff (3 min.); Belles, belles, belles (4 min.); More WASP lessons (2 min.); Filmmakers' bios [text feature]
Accompanying material
1 teacher's guide (75 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.) in container.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Introduction -- Part 1. Bud or Bordeaux?: The choices you make reveal your class ; Joe Queenan's balsamic vinegar tour ; The trouble with tofu ; How to marry the rich -- Part 2. High and low: A tour through the landscape of class ; WASP lessons ; Bourgeois blues ; Tammy's story -- Part 3. Salt of the Earth: Blue collar life in a white collar world ; Gnomes R Us ; Friends in low places ; Don't get above your raisin' -- Part 4. Belonging: Understanding the rules of the game ; All you need is cash ; Most likely to succeed -- Conclusion -- Credits
Control code
ocm748651137
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (DVD) (124 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
825346920191
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)748651137
System details
DVD ; colour recording system: NTSC ; all regions
Video recording format
DVD
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