class-divided society

class-divided society

  1. any society in which there exist fundamental class divisions.
  2. (GIDDENS, 1984) any agrarian State in which there is class division, but where this division ‘is not the main basis of the principle of organization of the society’. As such, these forms of society are contrasted directly with modern forms, including CAPITALIST SOCIETY, in which class divisions are a main basis of the social organization and the central dynamic of society. In making this distinction, Giddens wished to undermine orthodox Marxist accounts of the dynamic role of class in all societies, i.e. ‘the history of all societies as class struggle’. See also CLASS, STRATIFICATION, MARX, ASIATIC SOCIETY.
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Imagine what could be done for the unemployed, the homeless, the elderly, the sick, and the youth of this class-divided society if that staggering sum of public money was diverted from scrap metal that can never be used into social and economic reconstruction of the country.
The role of schools in ensuring equal opportunities in a class-divided society has been seen as crucial.
a bureaucratic-military machine standing above, and alienated from, the rest of class-divided society, serving the interests of the upper class' (p.
The kind of class-divided society Chamberlain had to contend with was typified by a ball he attended at Birmingham Town Hall as a young man.
For Durkheim, the fact that modern class-divided society has failed to achieve the moral integrity of the "lost worlds" of the pre-modern era is attributed to the corruption of the modern division of labour.
At the very least, Coyne suggests that the fact that some of the rich are getting poorer rather than richer explodes the idea that we live in a class-divided society that is remarkably unfair in the way it distributes its goods.
I didn't experience them first hand but from what I can tell they were pretty dismal: post-war trauma, a class-divided society, everything in black and white.