216 pages | 10 B/W Illus.
Why is social class still important in the twenty-first century, and in what ways? This text challenges claims that class is ‘dead’ by exploring how it comes to manifest itself in our everyday lives, whether in the bedroom or the gym, on social media sites or in the music charts. Taking a distinctive new approach that combines theory with application, it moves class debates beyond traditional measurements of stratification and mobility to consider how seemingly disconnected processes that have a material and cultural impact on our everyday lives are woven through with class inequality and identity.
Introduction 1. Class Matters 2. Class and Sexuality 3. Class and Space 4. Class and Health 5. Class and Media 6. Class and Art 7. Class and Education 8. Class and Work Conclusion