Class and Stratification

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Polity, 19 mei 2008 - 192 pagina's
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Inequality in its many forms is becoming an ever greater problem inmodern society. The revised edition of this popular book explainswhy it is so important to understand class and stratification, andhow the tools used to analyse these divisions can help us tounderstand and confront problems of inequality.


This third edition of Class and Stratification has beenextensively revised, expanded and updated, incorporatingdiscussions of contemporary economic and social change. It includesdiscussions of political and economic neoliberalism and its impactsas well as developments in social theory, such as the emphasis on‘individualization’ and the ‘culturalturn’. New to this edition is a chapter focusing on‘cultural’ approaches to class analysis, which togetherwith established approaches are used to explore new developments insocial mobility, educational opportunity, and socialpolarization.


The book will be essential reading for upper-level undergraduateand postgraduate students in the social sciences seeking tounderstand the changing face of social inequality. By highlightingthe damage increasing inequality is causing to the social fabric,the book reveals the important part class continues to play in ourlives today.

 

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Inhoudsopgave

Approaches to Class and Stratification Analysis
8
The Classic Inheritance and its Development
27
Measuring the Class Structure
49
An Untimely Prediction of Death and aTimely Renewal
71
The Ethnography of Class
94
7Families Social Mobility and Educational Achievement
117
Discussion
136
Notes
156
References
164
Index
180
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Rosemary Crompton is Professor of Sociology at City University, London.

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