Class and Stratification

Class and Stratification : An Introduction to Current Debates

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This book provides an outstandingly clear and comprehensive review of the different theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of social class and stratification which have been developed since the Second World War. Significant issues, including consumption, the growth of the `middle' classes, gender, citizenship and the `underclass' are subsequently explored in the volume. The author explores the various dimensions of class, reflects on recent trends in sociology and defends the exploration of structured social inequality as a key topic in more

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  • Hardback | 260 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 19.05mm | 476.27g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 5 figures, bibliography, index
  • 0745609465
  • 9780745609461

Table of contents

Acknowledgement and Introduction 1. Explaining Inequality 2. Class Analysis: The Classic Inheritance and its Development 3. Measuring the `Class Structure' 4. Problems of Class Analysis 5. Rethinking `Class Analysis' 6. Citizenship and Entitlements 7. Lifestyle, Consumption Categories and Consciousness Communities 8. Conclusions Bibliography more

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