status conflict

status conflict

the competition and vying for position and esteem which occurs within systems of SOCIAL STRATIFICATION based on STATUS 2 (see also STATUS GROUP). Status conflicts can be greatest between groups which stand in adjacent positions within a status hierarchy, and are thus direct competitors (see also RELATIVE DEPRIVATION, SOCIAL CLOSURE). This explains why a diminishing of distinctions of CLASS and rank, as in some modern societies, may be associated with a heightening of status tensions and status conflicts, since this leaves greater scope for competition around subtler distinctions of status (see also STATUS SYMBOL, RIESMAN, GOFFMAN). However competition and conflict between status groups also, exist in preindustrial and traditional societies (see CASTE, ESTATE). See also STATUS CONSISTENCY AND INCONSISTENCY.
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In their groundbreaking study of teacher/coaches at the college, secondary, and middle/elementary levels, Locke and Massengale (1987) utilized a role conflict inventory comprised of questions related to the three areas of occupational conflict (Value Conflict, Status Conflict, and Self/Other Conflict) introduced by Grace (1972).
Part IV is a brief conclusion that describes how the essays in this Symposium connect to the problem of status conflict.
The present struggle over gay rights is also much more complicated than a simple status conflict between the forces of social hierarchy and the righteous armies of egalitarianism.
189) Her story of the fight over Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a classic example of a status conflict, in which each side feels the other lacks proper understanding and respect.
Richard Abel's recent work on freedom of speech is based on the theory of status conflict and is filled with many helpful examples of the phenomenon.
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She contributes to the new discussion in terms of theory, research design and methods, the bilateral 1984 Andreotti and 2003 Berluscone incidents and their settlements, status conflicts in the G7 and United Nations Security Council membership, and European Union enlargement negotiations.
In his sonnet to Elizabeth, however, James's monarchic status conflicts with his attempts write a conventional piece of Petrarchan verse that would entertain Elizabeth (hence making her more pliable to his political desires) for several reasons.
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