social status

#FrancisOnFilm: Downton Abbey

As a Downton Abbey neophyte, I cannot comment on whether the movie satisfactorily resolves the loose ends from the series, but I can say that it reveals social tensions rather than resolving them. Class is both idealized and undermined, and outsiders are both heralded and ultimately absorbed.

Social Status

Ever thought social status could be understood through a philosophical lens? What do you think gives rise to social status? How do dominance, prestige, and admiration underpin it?