Do cultures influence classes?

Essay by andrewhuiB, June 2006

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In the passage "Working Class Culture" by Joanna Kadi from Thinking Class: Sketches from a Cultural Worker, it is about the relationship between cultures and classes. As the main conclusion of this passage is "Class needs to be recognized as contributing forces around cultural environments", the author is trying to define cultures and classes in the passage as a whole, however, I barely seen any relevant points that like me and most of the people would like to figure out from. Her argument is so weak and saying that working class people don't have culture and rich people have culture are her concepts. And the following I would like to point out and criticize how the author violates the fallacies in addition to improve the sentence by replacing and adding new sentences.

As the text is about the relationship within class and culture, the author initially talks about class is being classified as lower class, middle class and upper class.

They considered as a different nature of works actually, but in fact, it doesn't mean we can distinguish, label, ignore and keeping the working class people identities hidden as the author says. We shouldn't ignore these minority group since different groups can develop or specialized their own strength or own field. And therefore, working class artists undoubtedly couldn't be labeled as traditional and ethnic as well since it is wrong to relate them each other.

Classes are used too narrowly because what the author focus on only just the rich and poor people. It is biased and wrong that the author compares them to art and culture.

Obviously, the concept of cultures are used too widely by the author since the author used lots of example to compare rich poor such as art painting, music, and dancing.