Modern popular culture

Topics: Social class, Working class, Middle class Pages: 2 (730 words) Published: January 11, 2014

There is a saying that ‘’fingers are not equal’’, this is one of the reasons why things cannot be equal or same in the entire world. First and foremost, let us define social class!
Social class can be define as ‘’group of people with similar levels of wealth, influence and status’’. (Cliffs Notes 2013) In my country Nigeria there are four different social classes, starting from lower, working, middle and upper class. The lower class are poor people mostly non educated, undergraduate, homeless, or less privileged. Most of these people do suffer medical care, good housing, safety and good clothing they hardly give their children education. The working class are those with little or no educations who engage in manual labour with little or no prestige (Cliff’s notes 2013) these people could either be maids, waitress, dishwashers, carpenters electricians, plumbers and so on this class earn low income but can cater for themselves and their households to some extent from the income they earned. The middle class could either be highly educated or averagely educated; their income is higher than that of working class, some of them are teachers, business owners, secretaries, Nurses, Doctors and so on. They can take care of their families as well from their income, have little leisure, leave in a good house, have decent clothing send their children to school but there is a limit to which they can do in terms of money spending. For instance an upper class person can decides to take flight for an hour’s journey to and fro up to several times in a month, but middle class dare not try that as one way flight must have emptied his or her account, so a middle class will prefer to travel by road and spend nine hours with little cost from his pocket. Upper class have money than they could possibly spend, they exercise great deal of influence and power both nationally and internationally, gather expensive social clubs, send children to the finest schools and...

References: Cliffs Notes 2013, by Houston Miffling Harcourt
Retrieved from: http://www.cliffsnotes.com/sciences/sociology/social-and-global-stratification/types-of-social-classes-of-people
Quarterly Americas 2011
Retrieved from: http://www.americasquarterly.org/node/2152
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