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Unformatted text preview: The boundaries between classes are more fluid than with the caste system . Individuals can move around within the class system . Their status can improve or decline. Class membership depends, at least in part, on characteristics which the individual can control. Keep in mind, however, that people tend to be born into class structure. Change is difficult. Historic conditions determine social class structure. The ideology of the dominant culture perpetuates class structure. The type of class structure which allows the greatest mobility is generally a modern industrial society ....
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