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Social classes

See below for a selection of the latest books from Social classes category. Presented with a red border are the Social classes books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Social classes books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Class Matters Working Class Women's Perspectives On Social Class

Class Matters Working Class Women's Perspectives On Social Class

Author: Pat Mahony Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/1997

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Class Matters Working Class Women's Perspectives On Social Class

Class Matters Working Class Women's Perspectives On Social Class

Author: Pat Mahony Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/03/1997

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

London Life 18th Century Lse

London Life 18th Century Lse

Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/01/1997

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

White Trash

White Trash

Author: Annalee Newitz Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/01/1997

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

White Trash

White Trash

Author: Annalee Newitz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/12/1996

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Class Counts

Class Counts

Author: Erik Olin Wright Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/1996

Class Counts combines theoretical discussions of the concept of class with a wide range of comparative empirical investigations of class and its ramifications in developed capitalist societies. What unites the topics is not a preoccupation with a common object of explanation, but rather a common explanatory factor: class. Four broad themes are explored: class structure and its transformations; the permeability of class boundaries; class and gender; class consciousness. The specific empirical studies include such diverse topics as the sexual division of labour in housework, gender differences in managerial authority, friendship networks in the class structure, the expansion of self-employment in the United States in the past two decades, and the class consciousness of state and private-sector employees. The results of these studies are then evaluated in terms of how they confirm certain expectations within the Marxist tradition of class analysis and how they pose challenging surprises.

Class Counts

Class Counts

Author: Erik Olin Wright Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/1996

Class Counts combines theoretical discussions of the concept of class with a wide range of comparative empirical investigations of class and its ramifications in developed capitalist societies. What unites the topics is not a preoccupation with a common object of explanation, but rather a common explanatory factor: class. Four broad themes are explored: class structure and its transformations; the permeability of class boundaries; class and gender; class consciousness. The specific empirical studies include such diverse topics as the sexual division of labour in housework, gender differences in managerial authority, friendship networks in the class structure, the expansion of self-employment in the United States in the past two decades, and the class consciousness of state and private-sector employees. The results of these studies are then evaluated in terms of how they confirm certain expectations within the Marxist tradition of class analysis and how they pose challenging surprises.

The New Middle Class and the Remaking of the Central City

The New Middle Class and the Remaking of the Central City

What factors lay behind the rehabilitation of central city districts across the world? Set against the contexts of international transformations in a post-industrial postmodern society, this book examines the creation and self-creation of a new middle class of professional and managerial workers associated with the process of gentrification. These are amongst the privileged members in the growing polarisation of urban society. The book examines their impact on central housing markets, retailing and leisure spaces in the inner city. Taking as its focus six large canadian cities, the author identifies a distinctive cultural new class of urbane social and cultural professionals inspired in part by the critical youth movements of the 1960s for whom old inner city neighbourhoods served as oppositional sites to assail the boureois suburbs. The study looks at their close links with reform movements, neighbourhood activism and a welfare state that often provided their employment, in a progressive aesthetisation of central city spaces since the 1980s. The New Middle Class and the Remaking of the Central City offers the first detailed and comparitive study of gentrification which locates the phenomenon in broader historical and theoretical contexts.

Class

Class

Author: John Scott Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/10/1996

Class and status are both foundational themes in the study of sociology. John Scott brings together the central theoretical contributions to the debate on class and status as aspects of stratification. Using a selection of seminal pieces and commentaries on the classics, it raises central issues, for example the distinction between class and status, which are then examined by leading authorities.

Contemporary Forms of Slavery in Pakistan

Contemporary Forms of Slavery in Pakistan

Author: Human Rights Watch Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/1996

Stratification and Power

Stratification and Power

Author: John C. Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/06/1996

This volume presents a systematic discussion of the leading theoretical approaches to social stratification. It is both an accessible overview and a distinctive contribution to the analysis of class, status and power. John Scott argues that Max WeberOs

The Few and the Many

The Few and the Many

Author: Eric Carlton Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/06/1996

Social scientists are concerned with elites of many kinds - bureaucracies, military oligarchies, political leaders and the like. The study of elites is frequently characterised by a certain suspicion, and the tone of the enquirer's description and discussion of such groups is often sceptical if not actually hostile. While not simply an attempt to redress the balance, this book is intended to provide the reader with a fair idea of the nature and variety of elites and to offer some explanantions as to why societies over a remarkably wide range of time, space and economic development have evolved a structure in which a small group exercises a disproportionate power over the great mass of their fellows. The first section deals with theoretical approaches to elites and elitism, summarising and criticising work from Plato and Weber, Popper, Scruton and Bottomore. The second section consists of a number of historical and contemporary case studies, ranging from Classical Athens to late twentieth-century Western society, which individually and in combination illustrate and amplify the theoretical material. The final section draws together the main arguments in the form of a critique and conclusions.