The Class - Netflix

The Class is about a group of 20-somethings who are linked through attending the same third-grade class. An impromptu reunion begins on the 20th anniversary of the day they all met --and each is wondering if they'll have anything in common. Some are eager to show off, some want to rekindle old playground crushes, but most just want to satisfy their curiosity.

The Class - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2006-09-18

The Class - Bourgeoisie - Netflix

The bourgeoisie (; French: [buʁʒwazi]) is a polysemous French term that can mean: a sociologically defined class, especially in contemporary times, referring to people with a certain cultural and financial capital belonging to the middle or upper stratum of the middle class: the upper (haute), middle (moyenne), and petty (petite) bourgeoisie (which are collectively designated “the Bourgeoisie”); an affluent and often opulent stratum of the middle class (capitalist class) who stand opposite the proletariat class. originally and generally, “those who live in the borough”, that is to say, the people of the city (including merchants and craftsmen), as opposed to those of rural areas; in this sense, the bourgeoisie began to grow in Europe from the 11th century and particularly during the Renaissance of the 12th century, with the first developments of rural exodus and urbanization. a legally defined class of the Middle Ages to the end of the Ancien Régime (Old Regime) in France, that of inhabitants having the rights of citizenship and political rights in a city (comparable to the German term Bürgertum and Bürger; see also “Burgher”). This bourgeoisie destroyed the original orders of aristocratic privilege which founded their own society, and established a new, chaotic civic equality that further abused the indebted and poorly educated after the French monarchy collapsed. The aristocracy crumbled because it refused to reform institutions and financial systems. The “Bourgeoisie”, in its original sense, is intimately linked to the existence of cities recognized as such by their urban charters (e.g. municipal charter, town privileges, German town law) so there was no bourgeoisie “outside the walls of the city” beyond which the people were “peasants” submitted to the stately courts and manorialism (except for the traveling “Fair bourgeoisie” living outside urban territories, who retained their city rights and domicile). In Marxist philosophy the bourgeoisie is the social class that came to own the means of production during modern industrialization and whose societal concerns are the value of property and the preservation of capital, to ensure the perpetuation of their economic supremacy in society. Joseph Schumpeter saw the creation of new bourgeoisie as the driving force behind the capitalist engine, particularly entrepreneurs who took risks to bring innovation to industries and the economy through the process of creative destruction.

The Class - France and French-speaking countries - Netflix

In English, the term bourgeoisie is often used to denote the middle classes. In fact, the French term encompasses both the upper and middle classes, a misunderstanding which has occurred in other languages as well. The bourgeoisie in France and many French-speaking countries consists of four evolving social layers: petite bourgeoisie, moyenne bourgeoisie, grande bourgeoisie, and haute bourgeoisie.

The Class - References - Netflix