How would you classify or categorize your family’s status or position, based on existing structures and beliefs in your home country?

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How would you classify or categorize your family’s status or position, based on existing structures and beliefs in your home country?

Project as your contribution to documenting your family history

Consider the project as your contribution to documenting your family history. Your task is to submit an output describing, analyzing, and reflecting upon your family’s position in the social stratification system in your home country. The output can be either an essay (with or without photos) or a video. The output is worth 25 points.

  1. Secondly, as much as possible, your output should be able to address the major questions listed below. The output does not need to be structured in a “Question-and-Answer” manner. In other words, the output can be presented in a manner that integrates your answers to the guide questions.
  2. Thirdly, it is best if you gather and use data and information in support of your answers and claims. Data can include or be based on your own observations, interviews with family members, photos, records, and other documents.

The project contribution for family history documentary

  1. Guide questions: a. How would you classify or categorize your family’s status or position, based on existing structures and beliefs in your home country? – Requires you to very briefly mention the nature of the social stratification system in your country, e.g., major bases and dimensions, before or while stating your family’s position. b. What are your bases and evidence for your claim that your family is on that level, status or position in the social hierarchy – Requires you to provide some data and indicators in support of your claim.

These can include visible and less visible indicators, and direct or indirect measures showing the level at which your family is in. c. Has your family’s position been the same over the years and across generations, or has it changed? How did this continuity or change happen? What factors may have helped your family maintain or change its status or position over the years? d. What privileges, opportunities, difficulties, and also challenges does your family currently experience being in its current level or stratum? Also, how is the Covid-19 pandemic affecting your family’s status or position, if at all? e. Is your family’s status or position likely to change in the next decade or so? Why do you think so? What factors will facilitate or hinder this change or “non-change”?