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On the Balance of a Set of Ranks
This theoretical paper addresses what was then called “status consistency” or “status crystallization.” Discrepant ranks on different characteristics such as income, occupational prestige, education, race, and religion ...
Rank Equilibration and Political Behavior
The authors develop theoretical ideas in Technical Report #7 and outline links to political behavior. Technical Report #9 is more abstract than TR #8. This paper develops a theoretical argument about social comparison ...
On Conservative Attitudes
This paper argues that rank disequilibrium (or status inconsistency) is a factor in developing right-wing attitudes. The topic had contemporary relevance with the prominence of the John Birch Society, the Christian ...
Status Conditions of Self-Evaluation
This is a revision of TR#24. It expands the discussion of conditions for stability, adding the idea of cliques that support stable self-evaluations.
Distributive Justice: A Status Value Formulation
The authors present a theory of distributive justice, feelings that a distribution of benefits and burdens to particular individuals is right and proper. They distinguish local systems and referential structures, and the ...