caste

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caste

a specialized individual amongst social insects. Examples of castes are workers and drones in a bee colony.
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Yet, for several reasons, we can behave like this at home and no one seems to mind that the social contract allows one to order the other to sit, stand, don't go there, come here or whatever based on factors like color and courtesy spawned by the social caste system.
A year later, supermarkets were selling mobiles and any teenager without one slid down the social caste system.
In data reporting system of the Ministry of Education of the Government of Nepal, educational status and performance indicators are reported in terms of three broad social caste and ethnic groups of children such as Dalit children, Janjati children and children belonging to other caste groups.
The main causes ascribed to this elevated poverty in India are due to large population, low literacy rate along with complex social caste system and also the confined role of the women in the Indian society.
The conjunction of the handmade and the mechanically generated accentuates the fact that Higgins's project is, at its center, about something slipperier than social caste: taste itself.