The major themes explored in this book, originally published in 1986, are the political resonances of social stratification and change; the growing distance between the working class and the providers of social services; and the role of locality in social reproduction.
The relationship between society and space is the subject of a major debate in developed countries. The key questions are about just how far spatial patterns and local conditions affect social relations and stratification and how far they shape collective action, electoral responses and class.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction Keith Hoggart and Eleonore Kofman 2. Class, Space and Disorganised Capitalism John Urry 3. Space, class and voting in Britain Alan Warde 4. A Conceptual Enquiry Into Urban Politics and Gender Linda Peake 5. Little Games and Big Stories: Accounting for the Practice of Personality and Politics in the 1945 General Elections Nigel Thrift 6. State Sponsored Control-Managers, Poverty Professionals and the Inner City Working Class David Byrne 7. Class Relations and Local Economic Planning Jamie Gough 8. Social Space and the Provision of Public Services: Segregation in the Ile de France Region Monique Pinçon-Charlot 9. The Role of Labour and Housing Markets in the Production of Geographical Variations in Social Stratification Chris Hamnett and Bill Randolph 10. Social Relations, Reisdential Segregation and the Home Peter Williams