Subscriber Account active since. Reddit users gathered on a recent thread to talk about what they learned from dating someone whose socioeconomic background is totally different from theirs. So what's it like to be a working-class kid dating a one-percenter or vice versa? Here are some of the most illuminating answers from the Reddit thread. My mother was murdered when I was a year old. My father and step mother were given custody of me, they are hardcore bikers.
Britain now divided into SEVEN classes not just upper, middle and working: Which are you?
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T he rules of discussing class in Britain are, pleasingly, very like those of cricket. Once you know them, they seem incredibly obvious and intuitive and barely worth mentioning; if you don't know them, they are pointlessly, sadistically complicated, their exclusivity almost an exercise in snobbery in its own right. Nowhere is this more evident and yet more tacit than in relationships: people marry into their own class. It's called "assortative mating". You know this by looking around, yet there's such profound squeamishness about it that research tends to cluster around class proxies.
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They might have been considered working class at one point, but can now afford to rent a four bedroom house where they live, and go on holidays abroad. Certain commentators might be absolutely furious but — god forbid — they even have a really big telly. Despite the fact I went to uni shout out free higher education in Scotland and live independently in London, I still consider myself the same class as my parents. As a white woman, I fully acknowledge my privilege.
In her research, Streib interviewed two groups of white, heterosexual Americans. All were questioned in the light of the insights that Streib had taken from a long tradition of social theory about the making and the living of social class, and it is particularly good to see the remarkable work of Mirra Komarovsky notably her classic study Blue Collar Marriage being brought to the attention of to a new generation of readers. Streib asked her subjects a range of questions on topics including work, childcare and money. Notably, she excluded questions about sex; this, in her view, would have made it difficult to attract willing volunteers for her study. This is rich material, and the stuff from which novels such as The Great Gatsby and films as diverse as Love Story , Goodbye, Columbus and Meet the Fokkers have emerged.