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Dilemmas and Contradictions of Status
Everett Cherrington Hughes
American Journal of Sociology
Vol. 50, No. 5 (Mar., 1945), pp. 353-359
Published by: The University of Chicago Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2771188
Page Count: 7
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There tends to grow up about a status, in addition to its specifically determining traits, a complex of auxiliary characteristics expected of its incumbents. The informal codes of fellow-workers often implicity reflect these expectations. In our mobile society these expectations are constantly violated. The resulting contradictions and dilemmas of status are solved in various ways, some of which are here illustrated.
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