Social Inequality in Industrial Societies
By (author) Professor Gordon Marshall
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Repositioning Class by Professor Gordon Marshall
Book DescriptionIn recent years the death of social class has been regularly reported - such pronouncements have been as exaggerated as they were untimely. Social class is as important to the understanding of late twentieth-century industrial societies as it was to their early twentieth-century counterparts. This book aims to explain why class has persisted as such a potent social force. In Repositioning Class Gordon Marshall uses the comparative study of British experiences in relation to those of the United States, Scandinavia and the former communist countries of Eastern Europe. Also examined are cases where Britain provides the exclusive focus for discussion either about class itself, or about how sociologists might most usefully pursue class analysis in the future. Specific issues include: the question of meritocracy, the relationship between class and gender, arguments about proletarianization, collective identities and the nature of the so-called underclass in advanced societies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761955580
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Jul-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Professor Gordon Marshall
Against the Odds?, Hardback (May 1997)
This interdisciplinary study brings together recent developments in normative thinking about social justice with new empirical findings about educational attainment and social mobility.
In Praise of Sociology, Hardback (May 1990)
In this book the author attempts to define the valuable qualities of British sociology and its importance for understanding contemporary society. He does so through exposition of ten classic studies of British society by British sociologists since 1945.
Social Class in Modern Britain, Paperback (June 1989)» View all books by Professor Gordon Marshall
An introductory text about class and inequality in modern Britain. Written specifically for students following a basic course in sociology, its breadth, originality and style mean it will appeal to a much wider readership.
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