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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I should have added more diversified participants, on the relevant dimensions to the study of stratification (representatives of the Romanian upper and lower classes, whose occupations range across several levels of the prestige and power hierarchy).
Despite the fact that bread and social justice were not yet attained, the middle class left the square and decided to resume their lives while urging members of the lower classes to return to work, in order to protect the sacred wheel of production.
To flesh out his comparison of the new upper and lower classes, Murray created two partly fictitious places: Belmont and Fishtown.
Most ninja came from the lower classes, practicing skills such as stick fighting, knife throwing, and how to disguise themselves.
His analysis of the "new" upper and lower classes deals only with non-Latino whites in order, he explains, to make the case that the challenge is not mainly about racism or immigration policy.
Painted by a little-known English artist, John Dempsey, the portraits are rare for an age in which it was unusual for artists to focus on the lower classes.
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.
Where the rulers intend to preserve a stratified society, they will limit education; members of the lower classes, such as slaves, are taught only what they need to know in order to do the work that is expected of them.
As the accounts of gin-induced crimes and deaths pile up, it's hard not to suspect that Madam Geneva's well-heeled opponents may have been motivated as much by the reasonable wish not to have to step over dead bodies in London's gutters as by any desire to oppress the lower classes.
The issue of fox hunting has more to do with a small elite of upper class nobs not realising that times have changed and their depraved and unacceptable behaviour will no longer be tolerated by people who they still see as the lower classes.
The phenomenon, he argues, represented a skirmish in the ideological warfare between the upper and lower classes--simply by owning, say, a porcelain scent bottle in the shape of Pantalone, a nobleman was able to assert that the lower classes were "happy in their dreamy innocence but in need of paternal care.
On the other hand, women in the lower classes use strong palatalization the most.