Take a few minutes to read this:Health Care in Galveston

  • As you read through, make mental notes of what the personal problems and social issues are in this example.
  • When you've finished, you can get together with a partner and discuss your thoughts about how this piece demonstrates ideas from Mills' "The Promise."
    • What is the "intersection of history" here?
    • How does social class shape individual experience in this case?
    • How would things be different for someone in a different social class?
    • Does this article more clearly reflect a Functionalist or Critical Theory perspective?
  • Finally, we'll debrief as a class and connect this to Your Literacy!