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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In contrast to Thomas Edsall's rather fierce "Age of Austerity," which focuses on electoral politics and its policy consequences, Murray's almost elegiac book is concerned with "new" white upper and lower classes and the content of their character and culture.
To set a good example for the lower classes, these men followed a code called bushido, which emphasized loyalty and honor.
He alleged: "Tony Blair worked hard to prove he had shattered the class divides but this film proves in one devastating blow the gap between the upper and lower classes is very much alive and well in Scotland.
Given the very different forms of coping that we observe among the upper and lower classes, our research suggests that in times of economic uncertainty and social instability, disparities between the haves and the have-nots could grow ever wider," Piff said.
Plebeian was the Latin term for the mass of the population in the lower classes of Roman society but evolved over centuries towards its more modern form based in public schools.
This can only be achieved by protecting lower classes from sweeping neoliberal policies and by maintaining if not increasing state subsidies while strictly regulating market prices until an improved social security network is established.
I will try to point to the resources that are perceived by subjects as unequally distributed within Romanian society, which are the status beliefs shared by my subjects with reference to the upper and lower classes from today's Romania.
So why is it that once the upper class have had their noses in the troughs and drained them so there is nothing left to run the country fairly should the lower classes have to bear the brunt of the cuts.
She was instrumental in bringing to the attention of the middle and upper classes the abject situation of the lower classes in regard to humane treatment.
Instead of uniting the country, however, Chavez' victory caused greater friction between the upper and lower classes.
Snowcroft presents The Blanchard Brothers Film Company, a novel set at the beginning of the twentieth century--when motion pictures were just beginning to spread as a form of popular entertainment in the nickelodeons frequented by the lower classes, while the upper classes watched theater and the middle classes attended vaudeville.
Even more upsetting, it sympathetically shows how those from the lower classes might level the playing field (or exact their revenge, which may be no different) through both legal and criminal means.