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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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.
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.
Seeking to bridge class interests and post-materialist ecological values, Hak suggests the need for "a political and union movement that integrates the left and environmentalism or an environmental movement that critically engages capitalist institutions and ideals.
The letter shows us how class interests and the influence of money and lobby groups have visibly corrupted an entire political culture.
Examining the many ways in which trades and guilds intersected with colonial policies regarding slave ownership, the work demonstrates that a complex set of labour relations developed due to labour scarcity and social policies designed to protect racial and class interests.
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.
Disputing the conventional theory regarding Italy's alleged inferiority in this arena, Davis instead traces the lineage between the early Unification period and the end of the century, when the country had built up a substantial print media that eventually served both upper and working class interests.
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.
Mr Fat', by contrast, seemed to work well as a symbolic figure over a number of decades, working to persuade voters that working class interests were the interests of the people and indeed of Australia, represented in turn by a strong, lean, white working man, as in the famous cartoon by American-born 'Hop' (Livingstone Hopkins) in the Bulletin in 1890.
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.
But in many developing countries of the South, the ruling elite often present their own class interests as 'national interest' and get away with it.
If these countries are founded on divergent class interests it will then be difficult to harmonise such interests.