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Class and Everyday Life

Critiques and Practices

By Kirsteen Paton

© 2017 – Routledge

216 pages | 10 B/W Illus.

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Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Author

Dr Kirsteen Paton is Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds and Director of Level 1 sociology teaching. Her first book, Gentrification: A Working Class Perspective came out in October 2014 from Ashgate.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General