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20:52 Dec 4, 2010
English to Russian translations [PRO] Education / Pedagogy
English term or phrase:complex layers of status
Another includes routine calls to peers to ﬁnd out what they are doing, to establish who they are with and to gauge one’s own importance in terms of how others handle one’s call. All these relations can be demonstrated to others through the type and style of mobile handset one possesses as well as its services, which serve as a symbolic indicator of status within peer networks. These shifting friendship links are also connected to complex layers of status and popularity within and between peer groups, which include the charisma of individuals and the attractiveness of social groups or networks of which they are a part—both of which are forms of social power.