Sunday, 6 February 2011

In a Class of their own

It's rather funny how our understanding of class is as much underpinned by the mathematical nature of comparative language than it is underpinned by genuine differences. For instance, the common trinity of upper, middle and lower classes says less about there being three distinct classes than it does about our tendency to find a 'middle/average' classification and then place things either side of it, moulding our understanding of the reality in order to cling to this scale.

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