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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The Red party organized itself and acted in perfect conspiracy, the ultimate manifestation of the underground class interest.
Western politicians' fears represented wise caution in dealing with a revisionist power, not merely purblind class interest as Carley would have us believe.
It is about four kinds of interests: 1) competitors of successful firms who want to hamstring their rivals, appropriate part of their businesses, or turn the clock back so they can re-run the race; 2) companies blown by the winds of technological change and looking for ways to nullify their disadvantage; 3) the personal ambitions of antitrust enforcers, who do not prosper in quiet times; and 4) the class interests of the legal profession, which are served by a combination of activist bias and mushy theories.
Whether the chief cause of the inability of that first bourgeoisie to "base their control on a universalization of their own class interests in terms of an order based on private property and untrammelled capitalist development," was due to their own deficiencies, or to the national or international environment, matters not.
5 billion trust certificates due October 2037 CLASS INTEREST RATE AMOUNT RATING L-1 Floating JPY10 bil.
Class Class Interest Rate Formula Initial Ratings Principal Amount (all 1-Month LIBOR) Moody's/Fitch A-1 $142,133,000 LIBOR plus 0.
62) One result, Schwiedland contended, was that the class interest of day-laborers has brought about a "vigorous social democratic organization.
He fraternized on terms of some familiarity with his social inferiors and he displayed little sense of an identity of class interest against other groups - his was a world view powerfully influenced by egalitarian puritanism.
Viet's balanced interpretive approach well demonstrates the merits of moving beyond two long influential explanations for nineteenth-century state policies: the Marxist interpretations which reduced official acts to reflections of bourgeois class interest, and the emphasis by Michel Foucault and disciples on the increasing use of experts for purposes of social control.
Seeking to bridge class interests and post-materialist ecological values, Hak suggests the need for "a political and union movement that integrates the left and environmentalism or an environmental movement that critically engages capitalist institutions and ideals.
The letter shows us how class interests and the influence of money and lobby groups have visibly corrupted an entire political culture.
Examining the many ways in which trades and guilds intersected with colonial policies regarding slave ownership, the work demonstrates that a complex set of labour relations developed due to labour scarcity and social policies designed to protect racial and class interests.