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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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The upper class owns even the banks that credit the lower-class members:
Building from Warner's social-class schema, the authors typed the schools as thoroughly middle-class institutions that discriminated against lower-class pupils.
After presenting this empirical analysis, the authors describe other higher education trends that work against the interests of lower-class students.
The word caifanes is a calo [Mexico City lower-class slang] reworking of the Mexican phrase "caer bien" meaning to get along with or to be perceived as pleasant.
One of the most significant papers for social work was anthropologist's Walter Miller's 1959 publication in Social Service Review, "Implications of Urban Lower-Class Culture for Social Work.
This dichotomy between aristocratic and lower-class London is central to Dillon's thesis: that London's gin craze, viewed through the woozy lens of alcohol abuse, was really about class struggle.
As the essays in the volume make clear, Russian lower-class, or popular, culture was marked by diversity.
When the play's 26-year-old author John Osborne was described in print as an "angry young man," the label was extended to all his contemporaries who expressed a rage at the persistence of class distinctions, a pride in their lower-class mannerisms, and a dislike for anything highbrow or "phoney.
Lower-class patients may have been more reluctant to accept the added burden of participating in the stress-monitoring program, the researchers suggest.
Set in the mid-1970's, the film follows the story of upper-middle-class musical prodigy 'Valentine' (Benjamin) and lower-class free spirit 'Chevon' whose families are opposed to their inter-racial relationship.
His romance with the lower-class Stella threatens his standing in his own company, even as its success explodes.
In the analyses of some life reformers images of Nordic women contrasted with lower-class, southern or "exotic" women served to solidify both conceptions of racial differences as well as the validity of the "scientific" investigation of the body at the time.