social class

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Noun1.social class - people having the same social, economic, or educational status; "the working class"; "an emerging professional class"
people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
world, domain - people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest; "the Western world"
society - an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization
age class - people in the same age range
agriculture - the class of people engaged in growing food
sodality, brotherhood, fraternity - people engaged in a particular occupation; "the medical fraternity"
estate of the realm, the three estates, estate - a major social class or order of persons regarded collectively as part of the body politic of the country (especially in the United Kingdom) and formerly possessing distinct political rights
labor, labour, proletariat, working class - a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages; "there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field"
lower class, underclass - the social class lowest in the social hierarchy
bourgeoisie, middle class - the social class between the lower and upper classes
booboisie - class consisting of all those who are considered boobs
commonality, commonalty, commons - a class composed of persons lacking clerical or noble rank
peasantry - the class of peasants
demimonde - a class of woman not considered respectable because of indiscreet or promiscuous behavior
underworld - the criminal class
yeomanry - class of small freeholders who cultivated their own land
caste - a social class separated from others by distinctions of hereditary rank or profession or wealth
caste - (Hinduism) a hereditary social class among Hindus; stratified according to ritual purity
class structure - the organization of classes within a society
upper class, upper crust - the class occupying the highest position in the social hierarchy
ninja - a class of 14th century Japanese who were trained in martial arts and were hired for espionage and assassinations
firing line - the most advanced and responsible group in an activity; "the firing line is where the action is"
immigrant class - recent immigrants who are lumped together as a class by their low socioeconomic status in spite of different cultural backgrounds
center - politically moderate persons; centrists
old school - a class of people favoring traditional ideas
market - the customers for a particular product or service; "before they publish any book they try to determine the size of the market for it"
craft, trade - people who perform a particular kind of skilled work; "he represented the craft of brewers"; "as they say in the trade"
fair sex, womanhood, woman - women as a class; "it's an insult to American womanhood"; "woman is the glory of creation"; "the fair sex gathered on the veranda"
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social class

nclasse f sociale
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The Freshmen, instead of being a collection of unrelated individuals, found themselves a class, with a class spirit, a class yell, class interests, class antipathies and class ambitions.
Before Avis Everhard was born, John Stuart Mill, in his essay, ON LIBERTY, wrote: "Wherever there is an ascendant class, a large portion of the morality emanates from its class interests and its class feelings of superiority.
Ka Paeng posed a threat to the ruling class interests which Duterte seeks to uphold.
I did lend my vote to UKIP at the last election, but now we are out of EU, Labour is only party that will look after working class interests and economy.
In the 1920s, government and industry, as well as US nationalist organizations, reacted against the immigrant labor militancy and radicalism, such as union organization, strikes, labor marches, bread riots, and clashes with strike-breakers, private security forces, and police, as well as ideological formations like the Socialist Party, the Industrial Workers of the World, and the communist parties that formed the basis of workers' class interests.
The international economic crisis and its consequences, Kyritsis said, showcase the common class interests of Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots and the need to intensify common struggles but also solidarity between them.
Nearly 40 years ago, Warren's idea was adapted by the hard-right political thinker Sam Francis as the basis for paleoconservatism--a conservatism very unlike that of the postwar conservative movement, one that would champion the class interests and cultural attitudes of middle-and lower-income whites.
The letter shows us how class interests and the influence of money and lobby groups have visibly corrupted an entire political culture.
This is of significance for labor historians and contemporary organizers faced with historic inequalities, uneven or nonexistent development of class interests, and who aspire to the revolutionary ends of a once fighting labor movement.
Consciousness is influenced by four main variables: class domination, societal appearance, class interests, and class position.
They support pluralist democracy for class interests but I am not sure that they support, with the same enthusiasm, human rights and individual liberties for Kurds as well for non-believers.
We might think, they argued, that what we read in The New York Times or Le Monde is objectively true, but everything that appears there is, in fact, a disguised form of propaganda for bourgeois class interests.