This book is abut the place of space in the study of class formation. It consists of a set of papers that fix on different aspects of the human geography of class formation at different points in the history of Britain and the United States over the course of the last 200 years. The book shows that the geography of class formation is a valuable and cross-disciplinary tool in the study of modern societies, integrating the work of human geographers with that of social historians, sociologists, social anthropologists and other social scientists in an enterprise which emphasises the essential unity of social science.
1. The Geography of Class Formation Nigel Thrift and Peter Williams Part 1. The Nineteenth Century 2. Introduction: The Geography of Nineteenth-Century Class Formation Nigel Thrift 3. Class, Space and Industrial Revolution Craig Calhoun 4. Class, Behaviour and Residence in Nineteenth-Century Society: The Lower Middle Class in Huddersfield in 1871 Richard Dennis 5. Home Ownership, Subsistence and Historical Change: The Mining District of West Cornwall in the Late Nineteenth Century Damaris Rose 6. Constituting Class and Gender: A Social History of the Home, 1700-1901 Peter Williams Part 2. The Twentieth Century 7. Introduction: The Geography of Late Twentieth-Century Class Formation Nigel Thrift 8. The Growth of Scientific Management: Transformations in Class Structure and Class Struggle John Urry 9. Knowing Your Place: Class, Politics and Ethnicity in Chicago and Birmingham, 1890-1983 Dennis Smith 10. Spatial Development Processes: Organized or Disorganized? Philip Cooke 11. The Affluent Homeowner: Labour-Market Position and the Shaping of Housing Histories Ray Forrest and Alan Murie