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Henryk Domański

Prestige examines whether social prestige is still an important axis of the stratification hierarchy. It appears that prestige has lost some of the close connection with social position it had in estates societies. Prestige distribution patterns have changed and individualized gradations emerged, while agreement in the occupational prestige in Poland is lower than in the West and still declining. However, low consensus in occupational prestige rankings does not entail a disintegration of respect norms as such: personal prestige is still a relevant factor in designing life strategies and people do care about respect. This volume presents empirical evidence that all social classes recognize the motivational, integrative and satisfying functions of prestige.
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Domański, Henryk.  [Prestiz. English]  Prestige / Henryk Domański ; translated by Patrycja Poniatowska.   pages cm. — (Studies in social sciences, philosophy and history of ideas, ISSN 2196-0151 ; volume 14)  Includes bibliographical references and index.  ISBN 978-3-631-64727-1  1. Prestige. 2. Social status. 3. Social classes. I. Title.  HM1261.D6613 2015  305--dc23                                                  2015011541

This book was financially supported by the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. This translation has been funded by the Foundation for Polish Science.

ISSN 2196-015 1 ISBN 978-3-631-64727-1 (Print) E-ISBN 978-3-653-04350-1 (E-Book) DOI 10.3726/978-3-653-04350-1 © Peter Lang GmbH Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften Frankfurt am Main 2015 All rights reserved. Peter Lang Edition is an Imprint of Peter Lang GmbH.

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