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Property, Bureaucracy and Culture: Middle Class Formation in Contemporary Britain

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This assured and powerful study explores the condition of the middle classes in Britain today. The authors outline a new theoretical perspective for exploring the middle classes and provide the reader with up-to-date empirical information on the class structure.
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Overview

This assured and powerful study explores the condition of the middle classes in Britain today. The authors outline a new theoretical perspective for exploring the middle classes and provide the reader with up-to-date empirical information on the class structure.
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Places the British middle classes in their historical and regional contexts in order to explain how they exercise a powerful impact in present-day British society. Develops a new theoretical perspective on the middle classes drawing on the work of Wright and Bourdieu to develop a theoretical realist perspective sensitive to the variety of ways in which middle-class formation takes place. Of interest to those in sociology, urban and regional studies, cultural studies, politics, and social theory. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Preface: Why we wrote this book 1. Are the Middle Classes Social Classes? 2. The Dynamics of Service Class Formation 3. The Historical Formation of the British Middle Classes 4. The Contemporary Restructuring of the Middle Classes 5. The Housing Market and the Middle Classes: Class Tenure and Capital Accumulation 6. Culture, Consumption and Lifestyle 7. Social Mobility and Household Formation 8. Regional Context and Spatial Mobility 9. Class Formation and Political Change, Appendix 1: What is Class Analysis? Appendix 2: Socio-Economic Groups, Appendix 3: The British Market Research Bureau's Classification of Occupations, Footnotes, References
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