The Death of Class / Edition 1

The Death of Class / Edition 1

by Jan Pakulski, Malcolm Waters
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803978391

ISBN-13: 9780803978393

Pub. Date: 02/27/1996

Publisher: SAGE Publications

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

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803978393
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/27/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Sociologist's Chimera
The Shifting Sands of Structure
Fickle Formations
Subsiding Economic Foundations
Crumbling Communities of Fate
Cultural Revolutions
Choice Politics
Life After Class

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