social class

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social class

a grouping of people with similar values, interests, income, education, and occupations.

social class

1. Social standing or position. Synonym: socioeconomic status
2. A group of people with shared culture, privilege, or position.
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Part I of the book is introductory and offers a critique of interpretations that have overstated the role of the Catholic Church in Brazil either as an agent of class interests or as an autonomous cultural institution (Chapter 2).
Co-operative show and tell, prior to writing, affords children opportunities to talk in small groups about personal and class interests and experiences.
This poll revealed that among ethnic Azeris, Ahmadinejad was favored by a 2 to 1 margin over Mousavi, demonstrating how class interests represented by one candidate can overcome the ethnic identity of the other candidate (Washington Post June 15, 2009).
Dan Beaver looks at the hunt in Stowe as an example of class interests with members of the prominent Temple family regarding their park as part of their "calculus of honor" while local farmers pulled down pales to protest the invasion of their lands.
Furthermore, it is reassuring to note that although we are supposed to be living in a post-ideological age, party politics is still about the promotion of rival class interests and making sure your supporters get their payback.
The Santos Association was founded in 1870 by a group of Sao Paulo coffee growers and merchants to represent class interests and policies due to the developing international and local importance of the coffee market in Santos.
This makes the formation of horizontal class interests difficult to establish (Badie and Hermet, 1993, 190).
They established, that is, mass organizations that defended their on-the-job interests vis-a-vis employers and pressed the government to protect their class interests.
As I understand them, the contributors to this volume argue that Marx analyzed the clashing class interests and the booming and busting of capitalism by moving it through successive periods of production and circulation and by theoretically summarizing the movement in each sequential period with a few simple equations.
Today, we hear arguments that we should focus on common class interests like living-wage jobs for all rather than affirmative action, and "universalistic" rather than "race-based" social policy.
First, she refuses to treat all upper-and middle-class women as if they were poured from the same mould; rather, she highlights the diversity of their ideological perspectives, personal and class interests, and struggles for social justice.
In March 2004, the Company committed to acquire $41,495 par value of the Controlling Class interests in a CMBS transaction.