Can status be elevated by degrading another? Bitch, Cunt, Fag, Gringo, Hillbilly, Idiot, Moron, Nigger, and Redneck are all words designed for that purpose. Of course, degradation can be a lot more subtle and nearly any label can be handed out in derogatory fashion. Degradation is an interesting phenomena because it fits into taboo and [...]
Trendwatching.com is claiming that eco credentials are a new “status fix”. Social responsibility is a status display. How are ethics and status interrelated? Source: www.trendwatching.com. One of the world’s leading trend firms, trendwatching.com sends out its free, monthly Trend Briefings to more than 160,000 subscribers worldwide.