By Robert E. Weir
In the us, social category ranks with gender, race, and ethnicity in opting for the values, actions, political habit, and existence probabilities of members. such a lot students agree at the significance of sophistication, even though they generally disagree on what it's and the way it affects americans. This A-Z encyclopedia, the 1st to target category within the usa, surveys the breadth of sophistication strata all through our background, for top university scholars to most of the people. type is illuminated in 525 essay entries on major humans, phrases, theories, courses, associations, eras, ethnic teams, locations, and masses more.
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