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Class Analysis And Social Transformation
     

Class Analysis And Social Transformation

by Mike Savage
 

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Academic discussions about social class tend to be increasingly specialized and have found to unpack processes of cultural as well as social change. This book breaths new life into class analysis by showing how contemporary social and cultural transformations are related to the restructuring of class relations. Using the British experiences as a case study, Mike

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Academic discussions about social class tend to be increasingly specialized and have found to unpack processes of cultural as well as social change. This book breaths new life into class analysis by showing how contemporary social and cultural transformations are related to the restructuring of class relations. Using the British experiences as a case study, Mike Savage gives definitive account of debates on class and finds evidence of both the breaking down and persistence of class divisions. He employs a variety of disciplinary perspectives to provide a comprehensive account of the main features of contemporary social change. Particular attention is paid to arguments developed by Beck and Giddens concerning individualization, and he shows how the redrawing of individual relations is tied in the remaking of social class in complex and largely unrecognized ways. Class Analysis and Social Transformation brings together recent empirical research on class with topical theoretical deba

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Academic sociologists, politicians, journalists, and other writers for the past decade have been unable to agree on the relevance of social class<-->is it an outmoded relic of the now-departed "modern age," or does it persist, its entrenched inequalities continuing to exert power over the shape of people's lives? Savage (sociology, U. of Manchester, UK) takes stock of the dispute and argues for a recasting of class analysis in ways that demonstrate its continuing relevance as a means of understanding contemporary social change. He uses the British experience as a case study. Distributed by Taylor & Francis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780335193271
Publisher:
Open University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2000
Series:
Sociology and Social Change Series
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
0.43(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

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