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- n. the organization of classes within a society
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The most conspicuously cited contextual factor cited is the social class structure Dahrendorf, 1959.
This evolution, however, is placed in the context of social history and Professor Girouard analyzes the way social forces and changes in class structure molded the buildings of the ruling class and the life which took place in them.
“If a woman has to encase her body in a constricting corset, wear tottery high heels, spend hours dressing and powdering her hair and making up, just in order to go out, well, that says something about both the position of women and the class structure of a society.”