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Social status

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Social status is the relative respect, competence, and deference accorded to people, groups, and organizations in a society. [1]

51 relations: Achieved status, Ascribed status, Caste, Conspicuous consumption, Cool (aesthetic), Cultural capital, Distinction (book), Dominance (ethology), Dominance hierarchy, Economic capital, Economic mobility, Education, Educational capital, Ethnic group, Fandom, Gender, Hobby, Hunter-gatherer, Income, Index (economics), India, Indigenous Australians, Keeping up with the Joneses, Khoisan, Master status, Max Weber, Monarchy, Money, Pierre Bourdieu, Popularity, Power (social and political), Profession, Property, Race (human categorization), Ranked society, Religion, Reputation, Social capital, Social class, Social inequality, Social mobility, Social position, Social stigma, Social stratification, Socioeconomic status, Sociometric status, Status attainment, Status set, Status symbol, Teacher, ..., Wealth. Expand index (1 more) »

Achieved status

Achieved status is a concept developed by the anthropologist Ralph Linton denoting a social position that a person can acquire on the basis of merit; it is a position that is earned or chosen.

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Ascribed status

Ascribed status is the social status a person is assigned at birth or assumed involuntarily later in life.

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Caste is a form of social stratification characterized by endogamy, hereditary transmission of a lifestyle which often includes an occupation, status in a hierarchy, customary social interaction, and exclusion.

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Conspicuous consumption

Conspicuous consumption is the spending of money on and the acquiring of luxury goods and services to publicly display economic power—of the income or of the accumulated wealth of the buyer.

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Cool (aesthetic)

Coolness is an aesthetic of attitude, behavior, comportment, appearance and style which is generally admired.

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Cultural capital

In sociology, cultural capital consists of the social assets of a person (education, intellect, style of speech and dress, etc.) that promote social mobility in a stratified society.

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Distinction (book)

Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste (La distinction) is a 1979 book by Pierre Bourdieu, based upon the author's empirical research from 1963 until 1968.

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Dominance (ethology)

Dominance in ethology is an "individual's preferential access to resources over another." Dominance in the context of biology and anthropology is the state of having high social status relative to one or more other individuals, who react submissively to dominant individuals.

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Dominance hierarchy

Dominance hierarchy is a type of social hierarchy that arises when members of a social group interact, often aggressively, to create a ranking system.

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Economic capital

In finance, mainly for financial services firms, economic capital is the amount of risk capital, assessed on a realistic basis, which a firm requires to cover the risks that it is running or collecting as a going concern, such as market risk, credit risk, legal risk, and operational risk.

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Economic mobility

Economic mobility is the ability of an individual, family or some other group to improve (or lower) their economic status—usually measured in income.

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Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits.

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Educational capital

Educational capital refers to educational goods that are converted into commodities to be bought, sold, withheld, traded, consumed, and profited from in the educational system.

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Ethnic group

An ethnic group, or an ethnicity, is a category of people who identify with each other based on similarities such as common ancestry, language, history, society, culture or nation.

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Fandom is a subculture composed of fans characterized by a feeling of empathy and camaraderie with others who share a common interest.

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Gender is the range of characteristics pertaining to, and differentiating between, masculinity and femininity.

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A hobby is a regular activity that is done for enjoyment, typically during one's leisure time.

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A hunter-gatherer is a human living in a society in which most or all food is obtained by foraging (collecting wild plants and pursuing wild animals), in contrast to agricultural societies, which rely mainly on domesticated species.

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Income is the consumption and savings opportunity gained by an entity within a specified timeframe, which is generally expressed in monetary terms.

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Index (economics)

In economics and finance, an index is a statistical measure of changes in a representative group of individual data points.

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India (IAST), also called the Republic of India (IAST), is a country in South Asia.

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Indigenous Australians

Indigenous Australians are the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Australia, descended from groups that existed in Australia and surrounding islands prior to British colonisation.

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Keeping up with the Joneses

Keeping up with the Joneses is an idiom in many parts of the English-speaking world referring to the comparison to one's neighbor as a benchmark for social class or the accumulation of material goods.

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Khoisan, or according to the contemporary Khoekhoegowab orthography Khoesān (pronounced), is an artificial catch-all name for the so-called "non-Bantu" indigenous peoples of Southern Africa, combining the Khoekhoen (formerly "Khoikhoi") and the Sān or Sākhoen (also, in Afrikaans: Boesmans, or in English: Bushmen, after Dutch Boschjesmens; and Saake in the Nǁng language).

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Master status

In sociology, the master status is the social position that is the primary identifying characteristic of an individual.

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Max Weber

Maximilian Karl Emil "Max" Weber (21 April 1864 – 14 June 1920) was a German sociologist, philosopher, jurist, and political economist.

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A monarchy is a form of government in which a group, generally a family representing a dynasty (aristocracy), embodies the country's national identity and its head, the monarch, exercises the role of sovereignty.

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Money is any item or verifiable record that is generally accepted as payment for goods and services and repayment of debts in a particular country or socio-economic context.

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Pierre Bourdieu

Pierre Felix Bourdieu (1 August 1930 – 23 January 2002) was a French sociologist, anthropologist, philosopher, and public intellectual.

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In sociology, the popularity of a person, idea, item or other concept can be defined in terms of liking, attraction, dominance and superiority.

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Power (social and political)

In social science and politics, power is the ability to influence or outright control the behaviour of people.

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A profession is a vocation founded upon specialized educational training, the purpose of which is to supply disinterested objective counsel and service to others, for a direct and definite compensation, wholly apart from expectation of other business gain.

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Property, in the abstract, is what belongs to or with something, whether as an attribute or as a component of said thing.

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Race (human categorization)

A race is a grouping of humans based on shared physical or social qualities into categories generally viewed as distinct by society.

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Ranked society

A ranked society in anthropology is one that ranks individuals in terms of their genealogical distance from the chief.

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Religion may be defined as a cultural system of designated behaviors and practices, world views, texts, sanctified places, prophecies, ethics, or organizations, that relates humanity to supernatural, transcendental, or spiritual elements.

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Reputation or image of a social entity (a person, a social group, or an organization) is an opinion about that entity, typically as a result of social evaluation on a set of criteria.

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Social capital

Social capital is a form of economic and cultural capital in which social networks are central; transactions are marked by reciprocity, trust, and cooperation; and market agents produce goods and services not mainly for themselves, but for a common good.

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Social class

A social class is a set of subjectively defined concepts in the social sciences and political theory centered on models of social stratification in which people are grouped into a set of hierarchical social categories, the most common being the upper, middle and lower classes.

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Social inequality

Social inequality occurs when resources in a given society are distributed unevenly, typically through norms of allocation, that engender specific patterns along lines of socially defined categories of persons.

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Social mobility

Social mobility is the movement of individuals, families, households, or other categories of people within or between social strata in a society.

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Social position

Social position is the position of an individual in a given society and culture.

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Social stigma

Social stigma is disapproval of (or discontent with) a person based on socially characteristic grounds that are perceived.

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Social stratification

Social stratification is a kind of social differentiation whereby a society groups people into socioeconomic strata, based upon their occupation and income, wealth and social status, or derived power (social and political).

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Socioeconomic status

Socioeconomic status (SES) is an economic and sociological combined total measure of a person's work experience and of an individual's or family's economic and social position in relation to others, based on income, education, and occupation.

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Sociometric status

Sociometric status is a measurement that reflects the degree to which someone is liked or disliked by their peers as a group.

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Status attainment

In sociology, status attainment or status attainment theory deals largely with one's position in society, or class.

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Status set

A status set is a collection of social statuses that an individual holds.

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Status symbol

A status symbol is a perceived visible, external denotation of one's social position and perceived indicator of economic or social status.

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A teacher (also called a school teacher or, in some contexts, an educator) is a person who helps others to acquire knowledge, competences or values.

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Wealth is the abundance of valuable resources or valuable material possessions.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_status

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