1st Edition

Social Class in Modern Britain

ISBN 9780415098762
Published July 1, 1989 by Routledge
336 Pages

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Book Description

The book incorporates three alternative conceptions of class. Erik Olin Wright's structural Marxist account is set alongside John Goldthorpe's occupational class schema, and the Registrar-General's prestige and skill-related categories. The authors use their unique data on inequality and conflict in contemporary Britain to provide, for the first time, a rigourous comparison of Marxist, sociological and official class frameworks. The book ranges widely across such topics as sectionalism in the workforce; privatism of families and individuals; fatalism; gender and class processes; sectoral production and consumption cleavages. The authors conclude that class is still crucial in structuring economic, political and social life.


`There are some very thought-provoking findings here ... The publication of this book, by any standards represents a major landmark in the development of British social research.' - Times Higher Education Supplement