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In an Age of Experts The Changing Roles of Professionals in Politics and Public Life

In an Age of Experts The Changing Roles of Professionals in Politics and Public Life

Author: Steven Brint Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/05/1996

Since the 1960s the number of highly educated professionals in America has grown dramatically. During this time scholars and journalists have described the group as exercising increasing influence over cultural values and public affairs. The rise of this putative new class has been greeted with idealistic hope or ideological suspicion on both the right and the left. In an Age of Experts challenges these characterizations, showing that claims about the distinctive politics and values of the professional stratum have been overstated, and that the political preferences of professionals are much more closely linked to those of business owners and executives than has been commonly assumed.

Hierarchy and Its Discontents Culture and the Politics of Consciousness in Caste Society

Hierarchy and Its Discontents Culture and the Politics of Consciousness in Caste Society

Author: Steven M. Parish Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/1996

The caste system fascinates Western scholars because it forms the basis for South Asian society-but how does it affect its participants?

Recast Dreams Class and Gender Consciousness in Steeltown

Recast Dreams Class and Gender Consciousness in Steeltown

Author: D. W. Livingstone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/1996

The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy

The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy

Author: Christopher Lasch Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/03/1996

In a front-page review in the Washington Post Book World, John Judis wrote: Political analysts have been poring over exit polls and precinct-level votes to gauge the meaning of last November's election, but they would probably better employ their time reading the late Christopher Lasch's book. And in the National Review, Robert Bork says The Revolt of the Elites ranges provocatively [and] insightfully. Controversy has raged around Lasch's targeted attack on the elites, their loss of moral values, and their abandonment of the middle class and poor, for he sets up the media and educational institutions as a large source of the problem. In this spirited work, Lasch calls out for a return to community, schools that teach history not self-esteem, and a return to morality and even the teachings of religion. He does this in a nonpartisan manner, looking to the lessons of American history, and castigating those in power for the ever-widening gap between the economic classes, which has created a crisis in American society. The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy is riveting social commentary.

The New Rich in Asia Mobile Phones, McDonald's and Middle Class Revolution

The New Rich in Asia Mobile Phones, McDonald's and Middle Class Revolution

Author: David S. G. Goodman Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/03/1996

This is the first volume in the The New Rich in Asia series which examines the economic, social and political construction of the 'new rich' in the countries and territories of East and South East Asia, as well as their impact internationally. From a western perspective the rise of the emergent business and professional class may seem very familiar. However, it is far from clear that those newly enriched by the processes of modernization in East and South East Asia are readily comparable with the middle classes of the West. For example, civil and human rights seem to play a different role in social, political and economic change, and the State is clearly more central as an agent of economic development. This volume is the essential introduction to the series, and identifies the 'new rich' phenomenon in Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The contributors demonstrate that the key to understanding the 'new rich' is to realise that they are neither a single category or class, but in each setting a series of different socio-political groups who have a common inheritance from the process of rapid economic growth.

The New Rich in Asia Mobile Phones, McDonald's and Middle Class Revolution

The New Rich in Asia Mobile Phones, McDonald's and Middle Class Revolution

Author: David S. G. Goodman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/1996

This is the first volume in the The New Rich in Asia series which examines the economic, social and political construction of the 'new rich' in the countries and territories of East and South East Asia, as well as their impact internationally. From a western perspective the rise of the emergent business and professional class may seem very familiar. However, it is far from clear that those newly enriched by the processes of modernization in East and South East Asia are readily comparable with the middle classes of the West. For example, civil and human rights seem to play a different role in social, political and economic change, and the State is clearly more central as an agent of economic development. This volume is the essential introduction to the series, and identifies the 'new rich' phenomenon in Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The contributors demonstrate that the key to understanding the 'new rich' is to realise that they are neither a single category or class, but in each setting a series of different socio-political groups who have a common inheritance from the process of rapid economic growth.

Strangers in Paradise Academics from the Working Class

Strangers in Paradise Academics from the Working Class

Author: Jake Ryan, Charles Sackrey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/12/1995

In this second edition, twenty-four college professors, with roots in the working class, discuss the experience of significant upward mobility and the problems of adjustment to life in the academy. This collection of stories provides revelations about the social class system and academic life in the United States. Each of the autobiographies is prefaced with thoughtful discussions of how certain historical forces have affected the experiences of working class academics and how the United States' social class system is tied to higher education. The book connects these twenty-four personal experiences with three themes. First is the dual estrangement theme, whereby the upwardly mobile person lives in two very different worlds. The second theme explores internalized class conflict, where in many cases the different worlds are in serious conflict with each other. Finally the impostor phenomenon theme describes the event of an upwardly mobile person surviving the new environment by becoming someone else all the time. Strangers in Paradise will provide excellent text for courses and seminars in sociology, economics, and education. In addition, almost any person in the academy with working class roots will find some personal interest in this probing and relevant analysis.

The Death of Class

The Death of Class

Author: Jan Pakulski, Malcolm Waters Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/1995

Traditionally class has been the key concept for understanding society, enabling analysts to interpret social conflict and predict the course of social development. Critics argue that it is too crude and incapable of handling the nuances of the new identity politics. Jan Pakulski and Malcolm Waters take the radical position within the current debates that class is a purely historical phenomenon. This stimulating book argues that concentration on class actually diverts attention from other more central and more morally problematic inequalities. The class perspective has become a political straitjacket which obstructs an accurate understanding of contemporary social, cultural and political processes.

Social Change And The Middle Classes

Social Change And The Middle Classes

Author: Tim Butler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/1995

First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Sociology of the Professions

The Sociology of the Professions

Author: Keith M. Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/1995

This much-needed book provides a systematic introduction, both conceptual and applied, to the sociology of the professions. Keith Macdonald guides the reader through the chief sociological approaches to the professions, addressing their strengths and weaknesses. The discussion is richly illustrated by examples from and comparisons between the professions in Britain, the United States and Europe, relating their development to their cultural context. The social exclusivity that professions aim for is discussed in relation to social stratification, patriarchy and knowledge, and is thoroughly illustrated by reference to examples from medicine and other established professions, such as law and architecture. The themes of the book are drawn together in a final chapter by means of a case study of accountancy.

Property, Bureaucracy and Culture Middle Class Formation in Contemporary Britain

Property, Bureaucracy and Culture Middle Class Formation in Contemporary Britain

Author: Mike Savage, James Barlow, Peter Dickens, Tony Fielding Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/1995

This assured and powerful study explores the condition of the middle classes in Britain today. The authors outline a new theoretical perspective for exploring the middle classes and provide the reader with up-to-date empirical information on the class structure.