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).
1) Susan Carle, How Should We Theorize Class Interests in Thinking
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.
1) Lobbies do not determine the policies of states, class interests do.
Class interests focused on the social sciences (55%) and the arts (53%).
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.
Unions, apparently acceding to society's norms, treat the concerns raised by women in response to this arrangement as sectional, that is, not representative of wider class interests.
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.
We are so used to a politics of blurred class interests in America that clarity is actually confusing.
This perception is flawed because it implies the theoretical expulsion of class interests from the concept of the state.