Category Archives: Status

Trickle-Round Signals: When Low Status Is Mixed with High

From The Journal of Consumer Research: * While high-status individuals can afford to depart from the norms without penalties because of their blanket social acceptance, middle-status individuals are more concerned because their position is less certain (Feshbach 1967; Hollander 1958; … Continue reading

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Symbols of Class Status

Sociologist Erving Goffman wrote in 1951: * Co-operative activity based on a differentiation and integration of statuses is a universal characteristic of social life. This kind of harmony requires that the occupant of each status act toward others in a … Continue reading

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Cancel Culture From Thomas More To Godward Podcast

I suspect that in every society that has ever existed, there have been certain obvious truths you could not say out loud without serious blowback. I don’t think cancel culture is new. No movie had more of an impact on … Continue reading

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Power and Powerlessness: The Eternal Struggle Over Social Status (2-15-21)

https://www.neh.gov/about/awards/jefferson-lecture/tom-wolfe-biography https://www.cjr.org/public_editor/washington-post-tesla-trump-power.php The philosopher Isaiah Berlin on the source of Stoicism's popularity: pic.twitter.com/eMTKAwgocp — Rob Henderson (@robkhenderson) February 15, 2021 https://www.cjr.org/public_editor/washington-post-tesla-trump-power.php Boys Will Be Boys: The Glory Days and Party Nights of the Dallas Cowboys Dynasty

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Power and Powerlessness: The Eternal Struggle Over Social Status (2-15-21)

The philosopher Isaiah Berlin on the source of Stoicism's popularity: pic.twitter.com/eMTKAwgocp — Rob Henderson (@robkhenderson) February 15, 2021 "Because journalism, particularly at the highest level, is about raw power…there is only one way the press maintains its power in society: … Continue reading

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