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Weber. Class, status, party. In From Max Weber, eds. H Gerth and CW Mills (1946), Oxford University Press.
Weber outlines three types of social structures: economic ("class," especially propertied vs. laborers), social ("status," often tied to class, but not always, such as ethnic/religious groups, guilds, and so on), and political ("parties," often based on status and class distinctions, but not always).
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