The Moral Significance of Class
By (author) Andrew Sayer
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Moral Significance of Class by Andrew Sayer
Book DescriptionThe Moral Significance of Class, first published in 2005, analyses the moral aspects of people's experience of class inequalities. Class affects not only our material wealth but our access to things, relationships, and practices which we have reason to value, including the esteem or respect of others and hence our sense of self-worth. It shapes the kind of people we become and our chances of living a fulfilling life. Yet contemporary culture is increasingly 'in denial' about class, finding it embarrassing to acknowledge, even though it can often be blatantly obvious. By drawing upon concepts from moral philosophy and social theory and applying them to empirical studies of class, this fascinating and accessible study shows how people are valued in a context in which their life-chances and achievements are objectively affected by the lottery of birth class, and by forces which have little to do with their moral qualities or other merits.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521616409
(228mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 12-May-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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The Moral Significance of Class, first published in 2005, analyses the moral aspects of people's experience of class inequalities.
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Author Biography - Andrew Sayer
Andrew Sayer is Professor of Social Theory and Political Economy at the Department of Sociology, Lancaster University. His publications include Microcircuits of Capital (1988, with K. J. Morgan), Method in Social Science (1992), The New Social Economy (1992, with R. A. Walker), Radical Political Economy: A Critique (1995), and Realism and Social Science (2000), and over eighty articles.
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