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  Social class - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Social classes with a great deal of power are usually viewed as elites, at least within their own societies.
The upper-middle class, while a relatively small section of the population, usually "set the standard" for proper American behavior, as reflected in the mass media.
It is seen as the process of a "class in itself" moving in the direction of a "class for itself," a collective agent that changes history rather than simply being a victim of the historical process.
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 Working class - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The working class is a social class often contrasted with middle class and upper class in terms of the nature of work undertaken (manual labor or skilled), the level of remuneration (typically low hourly rates although there are exceptions) and access to resources (limited access to capital, education and land).
The concept of the working class is important in Marxist, Anarchist and Socialist thought, there is a great deal of political interest in the precise definition of who the working class is. Key points of commonality amongst various ideas include the idea that there is one working class, even though it may be internally divided.
However, studies of social class generally focus on other traits, such as the basis for the person's access to the means of production, or amount of control that the person has over his work environment.
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 Social class Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A social class is a group of people that have similar social and economic status.
The sociologist Max Weber formulated a three-component theory of stratification, with class, status and party (or politics) as conceptually distinct elements.
The concept of "caste" differs from that of "class", and refers to rigid status groupings, the membership of which is usually inherited.
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 Bibliography on SOCIAL CLASS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Filoux, J.-C. [1993] Inequalities and Social Stratification in Durkheim's Sociology.
Hetzler, S.A. [1953] An investigation of the distinctiveness of social class, in: ASR 18:493-97.
Kriesi, Hanspeter [1989] New Social Movements and the New Class in the Netherlands, in: AJS 94(5):1078-116.
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 SOCIAL CLASS, Russ Long's Lecture Notes
Social class affects one's life chances across a broad spectrum of social phenomenon from health care, to educational attainment, to participation in the political process, to contact with the criminal justice system.
In a stratified society, inequality is part of the social structure and passes from one generation to the next.
Teachers have middle class backgrounds and, therefore, work better with students "like themselves." The importance of education receives greater emphasis in upper classes, therefore, children of the upper classes are more likely to attend college.
www.delmar.edu /socsci/rlong/intro/class.htm   (3620 words)

 A Study of Social Class
The upper class is an element of society that is made up of people who all have the same training, the same goal and the same "occupation." In that way, it is like any other social segment.
The upper class man or woman is one who has been trained -- generally from birth, or at least from a very early age -- to be, first and foremost, a representative of the prowess and acumen of someone who has lived in the past.
Generally, one cannot move more than one class up or down in a lifetime, and one can't really move into (or out of) the upper classes at all; since their major criterion is that of breeding, one is either "bred" into them or not (marriage being a historically troublesome exception).
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 Roman Social Class and Public Display
However, there came to be a customary acceptance that women belonged to the social class of their fathers and then of their husbands, although the women had no special dress that distinguished their status.
This female participation in social status began to crystallize and formalize under Augustus, who explicitly included the daughters, granddaughters, and great-granddaughters of senators in his law prohibiting members of the senatorial class from contracting legal marriages with freedpeople.
Since the lower classes were not defined by male activities, there was no problem with including women; female and male children were automatically members of the social class of their parents (except for freedpeople, since only one generation could be “freed”).
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 Marx on Social Class
Many of his writings concern the class structures of capitalism, the relationship among classes the dynamics of class struggle, political power and classes, and the development of a classless society, and from these a Marxian approach to class can be developed.
Class conflict of this sort results in historical change and is the motive force in the history of capitalism.
For Marx, classes cannot be defined by beginning observation and analysis from individuals, and building a definition of a social class as an aggregate of individuals with particular characteristics.
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 Iran - Social Class
The element of the upper classes with greatest political influence was a new group, the senior clergy.
There were several identifiable social groups, including entrepreneurs, bazaar merchants, professionals, managers of private and nationalized concerns, the higher grades of the civil service, teachers, medium-scale landowners, military officers, and the junior ranks of the Shia clergy.
Prior to the Revolution, the middle class was divided between those possessed of a Western education, who had a secular outlook, and those suspicious of Western education, who valued a role for religion in both public and private life.
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 Social Class   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Different social classes can be (and were by the classes themselves) distinguished by inequalities in such areas as power, authority, wealth, working and living conditions, life-styles, life-span, education, religion, and culture.
The increasingly powerful (and class conscious) middle classes, however, undertook organized agitation to remedy this situation: the passage of the Reform Act of 1832 and the abolition of the Corn Laws in 1846 were intimations of the extent to which they would ultimately be successful.
The working classes, however, remained shut out from the political process, and became increasingly hostile not only to the aristocracy but to the middle classes as well.
www.victorianweb.org /history/Class.html   (282 words)

 Social class - My Social Studies Class   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Recognizing social class and its impact on learning This book tries to explain how social class differences are likely to affect the academic performance of children.
Social Class in America One night the other weekend I was walking back with my dad to the hotel.
Social Class and Religion, an editorial by Stephanie Mitchem in the Fall 2005 issue of CrossCurrents, the journal of the Association for Religion and Intellectual Life.
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 Social Class
Here, social differentiation is stressed by the "caste" that each individual is born into e.g.
Clearly, in most modern industrial societies, including Britain, our system of social stratification is much more fluid - that is, we experience a good deal of "social mobility" - people, through generations or perhaps in their own life time, moving up or down the social scale.
There is no generally agreed definition of social class, but most people agree that social differentiation exists.
www.hewett.norfolk.sch.uk /curric/soc/class/class.htm   (222 words)

 Facts & Figures archive: Statistical Bulletin on Widening Participation
It should be noted, however, that the proportion of applicants accepted to degree courses from social class I (Professional) remains approximately double the proportion accepted to HND courses from the same cohort.
Since 1994, the numbers of applicants accepted to degree courses from social classes I and II have increased by 4.68% and 15.87%, respectively, compared with increases of 25.84% and 22.30% in applicants accepted from Partly Skilled and Unskilled backgrounds.
In summary, a notably greater proportion of applicants from social classes IV and V are accepted to HND courses than degree courses (and, consequently, significantly fewer from social classes I and II).
www.ucas.ac.uk /figures/archive/widepart/class.html   (550 words)

 Social class - Social structure of the United States - Wikipedia, the free
The American class structure, for all the social mobility (moving up) that's supposed to be is premised on social class value differences like these.
Social Class and Religion, an editorial by Stephanie Mitchem in the Fall 2005 issue of CrossCurrents, the journal of the Association for Religion and
Social class is one of the most hotly contested categories in the study of However, is this a reflection of social class, or is kingship entirely within
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 Social class at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
He identified the proletariat as the "working class" to emphasize his contention that they alone produce anything of value and as such are solely entitled to the fruits of their labor (see labor theory of value).
Marx defined class in terms of the extent to which an individual or social group has control over the means of production.
"Bourdieu seems to have fairly rigid notion of high and low classes comparable to that of Marxism, insofar as their conditions are defined by different habitus, which is in turn defined by different objectively classifiable conditions of existence.
www.wiki.tatet.com /Social_class.html   (1352 words)

 from jesus to christ: jesus many faces: jesus' social class
Recent discussions of Jesus' social class try to locate him within the social structures of Mediterranean society generally, or Galilean society, in the first century.
We know in general he was low class, by the standards of the Roman imperial aristocracy or even of the ruling class of Palestine, the Herodian client kings.
If you take three parables that are used in the common material in the Q gospel and in the Gospel of Thomas, for example, the parable of the lost sheep, the parable of the mustard seed, or the parable of the leaven.
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 An Overview of Social Inequality
These are the criteria by which the social worthiness of individuals are judged and discriminations made, such as the classifications of gender, ethnicity, race, religion, age and generation.
Class is sociologists' major predictor of beliefs, behavior, life-styles and of life itself.
Television viewing, for instance, which decreases with social class, supposedly leads individuals to view themselves as being relatively powerless and apolitical, oblivious of the real forces shaping their lives (filled, instead, with extensive trivia and factoids), escapist, and consumers of whatever capitalism has to peddle.
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 Social Class in England and Britain
Sociologists define social class as the grouping of people by occupations.
The upper classes are defined by their title, but also by their education, and their pastimes which includes the traditional sporting life involving hunting, shooting and fishing, as well as a great deal of horse riding for both leisure and as a competitive pursuit.
You can tell which class people belong to by the way they speak (accent), their clothes, their interests, the way that they educate their children, or even the type of food they eat.
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 Class Matters - Social Class in the United States of America - The New York Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A team of reporters spent more than a year exploring ways that class - defined as a combination of income, education, wealth and occupation - influences destiny in a society that likes to think of itself as a land of unbounded opportunity.
The movement of families up and down the economic ladder is the promise that lies at the heart of the American dream.
Also, discuss the influence of this new class on Nantucket's longtime residents.
www.nytimes.com /pages/national/class   (371 words)

 Social Class
- Individuals are placed into social classes by using indicators of their social class such as: income, education, occupation.
The term is generally only used to refer to a movementfrom one major social class to another.
In general, there is no overall change in the social class status of an individual involved.
www.tomcravens.com /class.html   (391 words)

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Kawachi I, Kennedy BP, Lochner K and Prothrow-Stith D. 1997 Social capital, income inequality, and mortality.
Measuring social class in US public health research: concepts, methodologies, and guidelines.
Shiverly, C, and T Clarkson 1994 Social Status and Coronary Artery Atherosclerosis Among Female Monkeys.
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 BSFS Social Class Rules [Version HH-28]
Class, Bourgeoise, Merchant, etc. The Pauper is the person with the
You might consider the position naming to be sexist.
positions what you will, as long as the class structure is preserved.
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 dack.com > booze > determine your social class based on what you drink
Determine your social class based on what you drink
This rating system is based heavily on Paul Fussell's book Class, possibly the most important book ever written.
Of course, how you speak, what you wear, the items in your living room, and what time you eat dinner all have a great deal to do with your social class, but what you drink says a lot, too.
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