Social Class In Devil's Dust

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In sociological terms, class is a system of ordering society whereby people are divided into sets based on perceived social or economic status (.........). The expand on it to nail the specifics that you are going to discuss - basic strategy and uses up words Social class (or simply "class"), as in a class society, is a set of concepts in the social sciences and political theory centered on models of social stratification in which people are grouped into a set of hierarchical social categories, the most common being the upper, middle, and lower classes (Wikipedia, so makes sense to find another reference). Class is an essential object of analysis for sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists, and social historians. However, there is not a consensus on the best definition of the term "class," and the term has different contextual meanings. In common parlance, the term "social class" is usually synonymous with "socio-economic class," defined as "people having the same social, economic, or educational status" e.g., "the working class"; "an emerging professional class."[2]However, academics distinguish social class and socioeconomic status, with the…show more content…
The two social classes are well defined as an upper class and working class. The upper class is portrayed by the executives of the Hardie company that make decisions that directly affect the income and working conditions of the factory workers, the working class. In ‘Devil’s Dust’, the story suggests the link between dust and its health effects were suspected by the workers, but they were limited in what action they could take because their livelihoods depended on their jobs. As one of the employees of the factory says: “there’s a lot of money going out, but not much coming in”. This highlights their economic insecurity and dependence on their employment at the

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