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?