Introduced by German sociologist Max Weber as Stand.
status group (plural status groups)
- (social sciences) A group of people within a society who can be differentiated by non-economic qualities such as honor, prestige, ethnicity, race, and religion.
- Coordinate term: social class
2022, W. David Marx, chapter 1, in Status and Culture, Viking, →ISBN:
Mainstream society functions as a macro status group, with the core status beliefs centered on the varieties of capital outlined in the previous section. Alternative status groups believe in criteria outside of traditional capital.