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Social classes

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Dangerous Classes

Dangerous Classes

Author: Lydia Morris Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/01/1994

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Social Stratification In Japan

Social Stratification In Japan

Author: Kosaka Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/01/1994

First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Hierarchy and Egalitarianism

Hierarchy and Egalitarianism

Author: Tamara Gunasekera Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/1994

A comprehensive analysis of stratification in rural Sri Lanka, taking into account the hierarchies of class, status and power.

Poor Whites of the Antebellum South

Poor Whites of the Antebellum South

Author: Charles C. Bolton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/12/1993

In Poor Whites of the Antebellum South, Charles C. Bolton gives a distinct voice to one of the most elusive groups in the society of the Old South. Bolton's detailed examination reveals much about the lives of these landless white tenants and laborers and their relationship to yeoman farmers, black slaves, free blacks and elite whites. Providing a provocative analysis of the failure of the Jeffersonian yeoman ideal of democracy in white-majority areas, this book also shows how poor whites represented a more significant presence on the political, economic, and social landscape than previously had been thought. Looking at two specific regions--the settled central piedmont of North Carolina and the frontier of northeast Mississippi--Bolton describes how poor whites played an important, though circumscribed, role in the local economy. Dependent on temporary employment, they represented a troubling presence in a society based on the principles of white independence and black slavery. Although perceived by southern leaders as a threat, poor whites, Bolton argues, did not form a political alliance with either free or enslaved blacks because of numerous factors including white racism, kinship ties, religion, education, and mobility. A concluding discussion of the crisis of 1860-61 examines the rejection of secession by significant numbers of poor whites, as well as the implications for their future as the Old South turned toward the new. Poor Whites of the Antebellum South sheds light on a group often neglected in southern history. It is an important contribution that will be of interest to all students and historians of the American South.

Working Class Cultures in Britain, 1890-1960

Working Class Cultures in Britain, 1890-1960

Author: Professor Joanna Bourke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/12/1993

Integrating a variety of historical approaches and methods, Joanna Bourke looks at the construction of class within the intimate contexts of the body, the home, the marketplace, the locality and the nation to assess how the subjective identity of the 'working class' in Britain has been maintained through seventy years of radical social, cultural and economic change. She argues that class identity is essentially a social and cultural rather than an institutional or political phenomenon and therefore cannot be understood without constant reference to gender and ethnicity. Each self contained chapter consists of an essay of historical analysis, introducing students to the ways historians use evidence to understand change, as well as useful chronologies, statistics and tables, suggested topics for discussion, and selective further reading.

Working Class Cultures in Britain, 1890-1960

Working Class Cultures in Britain, 1890-1960

Author: Professor Joanna Bourke Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/12/1993

Integrating a variety of historical approaches and methods, Joanna Bourke looks at the construction of class within the intimate contexts of the body, the home, the marketplace, the locality and the nation to assess how the subjective identity of the 'working class' in Britain has been maintained through seventy years of radical social, cultural and economic change. She argues that class identity is essentially a social and cultural rather than an institutional or political phenomenon and therefore cannot be understood without constant reference to gender and ethnicity. Each self contained chapter consists of an essay of historical analysis, introducing students to the ways historians use evidence to understand change, as well as useful chronologies, statistics and tables, suggested topics for discussion, and selective further reading.

For Democracy

For Democracy

Author: Ronald M. Glassman, William H., Jr. Swatos, Peter Kivisto Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/1993

These sociologists and theorists, long concerned with the critical role in society of the middle class, trace its historical, structural, and cultural links with democracy since ancient times. They show how the middle class has been instrumental in spawning industrialization and capitalism. They consider the rise and decline of fascism and communism and the development of multinational capitalism. They reflect upon the decline of the working class, the growth of an underclass, and the need today to counterbalance the power of the rich and big business. They ponder how to break an iron cage of bureaucracy and to revitalize democracy. This socio-historical analysis from a neo-Weberian perspective deals with issues that are central to sociologists, political theorists, and historians.

Limited Livelihoods

Limited Livelihoods

Author: Sonya O. Rose Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/1993

In the massive reorganization of lives and livelihoods that accompanied industrial capitalism in England, gender was a pivotal force. Through her analysis of industries ranging from metalworking and lacemaking to the manufacture of chocolate, Sonya Rose highlights the ways in which gender distinctions and gender relations influenced the development of capitalism.

Class

Class

Author: Stephen Edgell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/09/1993

This succinct introductory text argues that class remains a key concept in sociology. The author examines the classic contributions of Marx and Weber and the recent works of Wright and Goldthorpe. The book provides students with an accessible review of class structures, social mobility, inequality, politics and the potential classlessnes of Britain and America.

The Bridge People

The Bridge People

Author: Jackson Underwood Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/08/1993

This book is about the daily life of a group of homeless people who live in camps under some freeway bridges in downtown Los Angeles. It is what is called a narrative ethnography, that is, it consists primarily of what the author said to them and what they said to him. As a research project in the Department of Psychiatry at UCLA, Underwood documented conversations with these homeless people for two and one half years. The ethnography unfolds in chronological order to allow the reader to learn about the Bridge People the way the author didoone day at a time. Underwood witnessed the sights, sounds, and smells of this particular form of extreme poverty and developed his research into a discussion of how these people view their existence and the world around them. The author also relates his experience with democratic and humanistic ideals of today.

Changing Classes

Changing Classes

Author: Gosta Esping-Andersen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/08/1993

This book makes a significant contribution towards understanding the new class structures of post-industrial societies and the changing processes of social stratification and mobility. Drawing together comparative research on the dynamics of social stratification in a number of key western societies, the authors develop a framework for the analysis of post-industrial class formation. They illustrate the significance of the relations between the welfare state and the household, and the critical interface between gender and class. Case studies of the USA, the UK, Canada, Germany, Norway and Sweden examine the differing application of these ideas in individual welfare states.

The Bridge People

The Bridge People

Author: Jackson Underwood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/1993

This book is about the daily life of a group of homeless people who live in camps under some freeway bridges in downtown Los Angeles. It is what is called a narrative ethnography, that is, it consists primarily of what the author said to them and what they said to him. As a research project in the Department of Psychiatry at UCLA, Underwood documented conversations with these homeless people for two and one half years. The ethnography unfolds in chronological order to allow the reader to learn about the Bridge People the way the author did-one day at a time. Underwood witnessed the sights, sounds, and smells of this particular form of extreme poverty and developed his research into a discussion of how these people view their existence and the world around them. The author also relates his experience with democratic and humanistic ideals of today.