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"
Translations

social class

nclasse f sociale
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French, that dialect of it which was spoken by the Normans--Anglo-French (English-French) it has naturally come to be called--was of course introduced by the Conquest as the language of the governing and upper social class, and in it also during the next three or four centuries a considerable body of literature was produced.
The breakdown of social class identification in the U.
The two characters in the 1967 song, who belong to the middle and lower social class, contemplate how to overturn the establishment of the three social classes.
They are integrated and embourgeoised in the racial-class dialectic of Black America by the material and ideological influences of the Protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism as promulgated throughout the diaspora by two social class language games of the Black American community, for example the Black underclass/Hip-Hop culture, speaking for and representing Black youth practical consciousness; and Black American charismatic liberal/conservative bourgeois Protestant preachers like TD Jakes, Creflo Dollar, etc.
Whether or not people acknowledge it consciously, media images influence how people identify and understand social class groups and how people believe social class and socioeconomic status (SES) function.
The two types of colleges suggest the social class diversity and the parents' choice of colleges for the children.
This study examined socioeconomic status (SES) and perceived social class as predictors of educational and occupational aspirations and expectations in a sample of 100 high school students from 2 midwestern high schools.
In Paying for the Party: How Colleges Maintain Inequality, authors Elizabeth Armstrong and Karen Hamilton argue the critical importance of the structure of both academic and social life in shaping students' experiences during college and social class mobility, or the lack of, after college.
The first is to address the array of cultural influences that influence psychological processes beyond simple issues of mere national origin to take into account such influences as professional cultures, historical changes in culture, social class, geographical regions, political culture, frontier settlement, religion, and gender and the second is to interweave into these discussions considerations of new psychological theories of cultural origins and development ranging from biological evolution to divisions of labor and other aspects of social class.
In terms of social class, the C2 category of semi-skilled workers were most likely to be more confident (15%), followed by C1 skilled workers (14%) and AB professionals and managers (13%).
The social class of almost 17,500 breastfed and non-breastfed children born in 1958 and more than 16,500 children born in 1970 based on the social class of their father when they were 10 or 11--were pitted against their social class as adults, measured when they were 33 or 34.
The findings are based on changes in the social class of two groups of individuals born in 1958 (17,419 people) and in 1970 (16,771 people).