Attitudes and Values of the Upper Class

The Department of Sociology is pleased to present: A Conversation with Eve Pell, “Learning to be Entitled: Attitudes and Values of the Upper Class”. Mumandme-330

The event is free and open to the public. It will be held in the Key West Room 218D of the student union on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

In the nationally-acclaimed “WE USED TO OWN THE BRONX,” Eve Pell gives readers an inside look into the hidden, often bizarre world of America’s aristocracy. Pell comes from a famous WASP family, growing up on opulent estates staffed by live-in, uniformed servants. Her cousin, Senator Claiborne Pell, started Pell grants, which help 5 million students a year obtain a college education.

Pell is an award-winning journalist, reporting for three PBS documentaries and publishing articles in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Nation, Ms., and many others. She taught journalism at San Francisco State University and lectured at Stanford. Her books include The Big Chill about the Reagan administration and Maximum Security on conditions in California prisons.

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