Class Matters Summary
The New York Times

Everything you need to understand or teach Class Matters by The New York Times.

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Class Matters Overview

One blueblood aristocrat from old money on Nantucket Island proclaimed that buying a Chanel dress doesn’t mean you have class. But one does indicate class? Traditionally there had been the upper class, upper-middle, middle, and low or working class. Most people describe themselves as being middle class. Classes have been blurred and subdivided in recent times. Class Matters answers the question that sociologists debate: What impact does class have on the individual’s potential for success and on the culture in general?

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