Pathways to Social Class: A Qualitative Approach to Social Mobility

Pathways to Social Class: A Qualitative Approach to Social Mobility

by Thompson Bertaux, Paul B. Thompson, Daniel Bertaux
     
 

Calling for a broader new approach to social mobility research which goes beyond statistics and utilizes life stories and family case histories, this richly suggestive volume explores sociological issues such as transmission between family generations, how immigrants make good, how social elites survive revolutions, and the meanings of houses, places and dreams for

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Calling for a broader new approach to social mobility research which goes beyond statistics and utilizes life stories and family case histories, this richly suggestive volume explores sociological issues such as transmission between family generations, how immigrants make good, how social elites survive revolutions, and the meanings of houses, places and dreams for mobility.

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"Especially for those American social scientists used to thinking of mobility studies as sophisticated statistical analyses of large numbers of variables in massive national data sets, the eights studies included here are themselves refreshing and unusual in their approach and specific subject matter...The richness of the details in the family chronicles suggests new information for the content of mobility theories and a new agenda for mobility studies."—Social Forces

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ISBN-13:
9780198279310
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.81(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
1400L (what's this?)

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