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- Plural: classes
- The terms class and social class are used interchangeably in a sociological context.
- The term class is difficult to define as there is no consensus definition because class can be based on many aspects of an individual or group for example education, occupation, tastes, or wealth.
- In contrast to class, caste is another stratified system but one that does not permit individual mobility.
- Also called socio-economic class.
- Beeghley, Leonard. 1989. The Structure of Social Stratification in the United States. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
- Bendix, Reinhard, ed. 1974. Class, Status and Power. 2nd ed. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.
- Cohen, Mark Nathan. 1998. Culture of Intolerance: Chauvinism, Class, and Racism in the United States. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
- Crompton, Rosemary, F. Devine, M. Savage, and J. Scott, eds. 2000. Renewing Class Analysis. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers/The Sociological Review.
- Giddens, Anthony and David Held, eds. 1982. Classes, Power and Conflict: Classical and Contemporary Debates. Berkeley: University of California Press.
- Grusky, David B, ed. 2014. Social Stratification: Class, Race and Gender in Sociological Perspective. 4th ed. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press.
- Rosenblum, Karen Elaine and Toni-Michelle Travis. 2012. The Meaning of Difference: American Constructions of Race, Sex and Gender, Social Class, Sexual Orientation, and Disability. New York: McGraw-Hill.
- Thompson, Edward Palmer. 1963. The Making of the English Working Class. London: Gollancz.
- Vidich, Arthur Joseph, ed. 1995. The New Middle Class: Life-Styles, Status Claims and Political Orientations. London: Macmillan.
- Wolpe, Harold. 1987. Race, Class and the Apartheid State. London: Currey.
- Origin of class – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com