social class


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Related to social class: social stratification, Social mobility
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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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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.
In those days young women did not go out of our towns to Eastern colleges and ideas in regard to social classes had hardly begun to exist.
This book brings together 26 stories of undergraduate and graduate students, university administrators, and faculty from poor and working-class backgrounds to illustrate their lived experiences of social class identity in the setting of higher education in the US, along with thematic analysis of the stories to highlight similarities and differences in their experiences.
Summary: Washington D.C [U.S.A], May 20 (ANI): A study revealed that people from higher social class have an exaggerated belief of being better than others.
Research carried out at the university has published its findings after examining the link between people's social class and their weight.
-- The breakdown of social class identification in the U.S.
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., speaking for and representing the Black bourgeois (educated) professional and working classes.
Keywords: Gender; Discrimination; Parents; English language learning; Social class
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.
According to researchers, the results are in line with what's known as the "restricting social class" hypothesis.
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.