Déclassé

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Déclassé

 

a person who has forfeited his ties with his social class and its interests but who has not joined another social class.

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Success came with Glass Menagerie, The (1945), which portrays a declassed Southern family living in a tenement.
He identified the Nazis as a Sammelpartei representing a broad cross-class constituency that induded "generals, princes, counts, great landed estate holders, industrialist, the lower middle class, peasants, workers and declassed elements.
It became clear that this revolt was essentially taking place inside the heads of a declassed intellectual middle group that, in spite of all its Franciscan declarations of love for "our brothers and sisters from the working class,' was mostly engaged in a brilliant dialogue with itself.
Some of this barren, bracing territory has been covered before, for example, by Gregor von Rezzori, but his point of view is that of declassed individuals from the former Habsburg upper middle class rather than that of Stasiuk's fictional protagonists, raw urban child-men and country isolates who seethe and grieve beneath their placid exteriors.
Being declassed by being made to take up the servant's position in her own family, Dorothea becomes even further declassed in working-class Sydney, forced to survive in the world of working women, but not 'of' it.