social class

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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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But David Lammy's comment does raise a bigger, broader, more troubling issue, which is that almost all our key decision-making institutions are led by people like Sir Martin - white, male, Oxbridge graduates from upper middle class backgrounds. THAT is what's unfair.
This paper employs several measures of class background, the main independent variable.
This text is largely devoted to illuminating the ways in which social class background influences every aspect of the college experience from selecting the appropriate residence hall, choosing a major, navigating social life, access to dispensable financial resources, and availability of a backup plan through parental involvement.
Dr Strand said there had to be a change on the emphasis on gender inequalities in the classroom as the lowest achievers were not just boys, but males with a working class background.
The vast majority of faculty members come from middle or upper class backgrounds. I grew up in a working-class community.
JGC: In my "Class Matters" course, one of the first things I do is ask students to fill out a questionnaire where they identify their own class background. I ask them, for instance, "What kinds of jobs have your parents had?
In a hallwaylike back space one could watch Interieurs, 1995-96, a collaboration with Pieter Kramer, in which couples and individuals talk about their homes, evincing wide differences in class background and taste.
The people that I sat down with to interview, whatever their class background, whatever their experiences coming here, these people were amazing storytellers.
Johnson, who is herself from a working class background, notes that her interview subjects are misunderstood by middle class social scientists who assume that the desirable norm is for all people to find their basic fulfillment in their work.
As she reminds the reader repeatedly, she comes from a working class background and therefore sympathizes with the tastes and political preferences (often conservative) of this group.
In the paper, the writings of Kyle, a red-haired white fraternity boy of Irish descent, provide a "whiteness transparency" through which the academic experiences of Rowena, a black female from a working class background, can be viewed.
CAREER: Hailing from a working class background in Bedlington, Northumberland, she moved to London and into the world of glamour modelling while also working as a television extra.