A Phenomenology of Working-Class Experience

A Phenomenology of Working-Class Experience

by Simon J. Charlesworth
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521650666

ISBN-13: 9780521650663

Pub. Date: 07/28/2015

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This moving and challenging book by Simon Charlesworth deals with the personal consequences of poverty and class and the effects of growing up as part of a poor and stigmatized group. Charlesworth examines these themes by focusing on a particular town - Rotherham - in South Yorkshire, England, and using the personal testimony of people who live there, acquired…  See more details below

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This moving and challenging book by Simon Charlesworth deals with the personal consequences of poverty and class and the effects of growing up as part of a poor and stigmatized group. Charlesworth examines these themes by focusing on a particular town - Rotherham - in South Yorkshire, England, and using the personal testimony of people who live there, acquired through recorded interviews and notes from conversations. He applies to these life stories the interpretative tools of philosophy and social theory, drawing in particular on the work of Pierre Bourdieu and Merleau-Ponty, in order to explore the social relations and experiences of a distinct but largely ignored social group.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521650663
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2015
Series:
Cambridge Cultural Social Studies Series
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)
Lexile:
1490L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1Introduction: Dead Man's Town1
2Rotherham: history, demography and place32
3Class and the objectifying subject: a reflexive sociology of class experience63
4A landscape with figures?86
5Understanding the barriers to articulation131
6Necessity and being working class150
7The culture of necessity and working class speech203
8Conclusion275
Notes295
References305
Index310

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