Each field research project will be evaluated/graded according to the following criteria: 1) data collection (25%), 2) data analysis (25%), 3) use of supplementary materials (25%), and 4) presentation of findings (25%). Your group will be required to fill out a grade sheet (one per group) which explicitly states what you have done for each phase of the project. DATA COLLECTION This initial phase represents the greatest difficulty of this particular project. You are to take pictures or video footage of various locations in the greater Detroit Metropolitan area (or you may choose to stay within the city limits). You tour should include the AT LEAST FIVE of the following elements: housing and neighborhoods, retail stores, health care facilities, churches, places of work, schools, recreational facilities, and/or available transportation. The idea is to capture visual images which represent the disparities experienced by individuals at varying socio-economic levels. More specifically, your research question is how do people experience our society differently as a result of their positions in systems of stratification? DATA ANALYSIS The analysis for this project will be different than most of the others. You research question is largely descriptive, hence it calls for you to carefully pull together the images you have collected in a way which communicates how social structure impacts individuals lived experiences. You may want to incorporate the use of music in your presentation. USE OF SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS You should be prepared to discuss why and how differences in socio-economic status, race, and gender effect the differences in the way you observe people living. You will be able to answer these questions by using some of the outside reading suggested below and from our discussions about inequality in class. I have suggested several readings listed below which can be located in the Eschelman library or may be borrowed from my personal collection (remember, I know where you live!). You will be required to cite the relevant literature in your presentation. This means that you should select 1-2 of the items if you are an individual, or all of the items if you are a group and determine the main argument from them. You will be expected to provide a sociologial explanation of why people experience society differently which encorporates the work which currently exists in the field. Some outside reading you may want to look at includes: Hacker, Andrew J. (1992). Two Nations: Black and White; Sepaarate, Hostile, Unequal. New York: Ballentine Books. Jencks, Christopher. (1995). The Homeless. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Massey, Douglas and Nancy Denton. (1993). American apartheid: Segregation and the making of the underclass. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, Oliver, Melvin and Thomas Shapiro. (1995). Black Wealth, White Wealth: A New Perspective on Racial Inequality. New York: Routledge. Wilson, W. J. (1987). The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public Policy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. PRESENTATION OF FINDINGS: This project calls for a great deal of creativity in its presentation. I will be looking to see how effectively you are able to convey the degrees of lived inequality to the members of the class. How well you are able to explain these differences in terms of structural factors.