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    Social Classes In America

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    If you selected a small quantity of strangers and asked them to tell you who they are, a majority of those people would start by defining themselves with their name and occupation. The American society is conventionally arranged into social classes founded on income, wealth, occupation, educational successfulness and social network. Social classes are defined as “status hierarchy in which individuals and groups are classified on the basis of esteem and prestige acquired mainly through economic success and the accumulation of wealth.” (“social class”) For most of United States history, social classes have created inflexible barriers, with multiple institutions and businesses, administering rules established on racial discrimination and other…

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    Generally speaking, the term "class" has an extensive background. Throughout history it has been sculpted to the definition of the related time period. For the most part, the scale of distinct social classes can be (and were by the classes themselves) distinguished by inequalities in such areas as authority, wealth, working and living conditions, life-styles (Cody, 2002). In light of this, the mid 1800 's in the ever-changing United States was a time of social identification. To clarify, groups…

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    School And Social Classes

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    How does School and the Media Affect Women and Social Classes? As we surf the internet, scrolling down our social media page or watching the television, we are bombarded by numerous companies trying to advertise a new product. Sometimes we might see an advertisement that is overly sexualized, exploiting a female’s body so as to catch new customers. Advertisements such as those for a perfume might place a male figure in a leading role, which at times could be portrayed in a negative,…

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    The Four Social Classes

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    There are four major divisions of social classes and they are the upper class, the middle class, the working class, and the poor class. Everyone belongs to one of the four different social classes. For each class there are different life chances for an individual. The first and highest social class out of the four is the upper class which is also referred to as the rich. This social class is usually based on wealth, power, and family connections. According to (Social Class in the United States…

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    American Social Classes

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    The term “Rabble” as it is used throughout the book is actually used to describe a social class. There is are three distinct social classes in American society; the upper class, the middle class and the lower class. In this book for the purpose of describing the group of people who are considered the “lowest class” or the underclass Irwin uses the term rabble. These people are described as detached, undesirable, disreputable, poor members of society. They do not fit in the conventional social…

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    Colonial Social Classes

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    Colonial Social Class The first interesting topic I found on the website was about colonial social classes it went into detail about each social class within in that area, and about what each social class was entitled too. For instance, enslaved field hands such as field workers worked Monday through Saturday from sun up to sun down. These field hands mostly worked in the tobacco or cotton fields and they only had Sundays off for themselves. This form of labor was considered the most back…

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    This essay will show how there is a globalization of classes and where the majority of the earth’s populations sits within the three classes. These three classes are Upper class which is reserved for people with wealth and ownership of companies of large wealth. Then there is the middle class which would be the people with wealth but are not the owners of a company. This middle class are seen to be the class that seeks higher education to improve their status within society. The last class is…

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    In the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, there is a social structure similar to how a concrete social structure in our world works today. This social structure consists of the upper, middle, and lower classes which possesses people from the book in each class. Gatsby, Tom, and Daisy are in the upper class; Nick is in the middle class, and Gatsby was originally from the lower class when he was younger (in flashbacks) but also George and Myrtle Wilson fall under the lower class. These…

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    Social Classes

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    Zweig explains the different between social class and breaks down each class. “Some people are called “high class,”others”low class,” depending on their table manners, how loudly they talk in public places, or their choice of movies and magazine”(Zweig,1). Zweig points this out in the beginning of the book because some people in the world, it is easy in some aspects to point out their class. It might not always be the right choice but most of the times it’s going to be very accurate. For…

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    Education: Navigating Through Social Classes In America, social class can be associated in many ways. Hard work has to be given to obtain the prize. For instance, my father mobilized his way through the social classes of beginning in the lower working class working in the fields. Realizing that he wanted to make a better life for himself, he has increased his social class to being in the upper middle class now by attending college. For my father, the alterations he decided to make at the…

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