First published in 1988, Social Stratification and Economic Change brings together, for the first time in textbook form, some of the most significant work both theoretical and empirical on stratification in Britain. In part I, David Rose provides on overview of stratification research, and papers from David Lockwood, John Goldthorpe, Gordon Marshall, Ray Pahl, and Claire Wallace tackle key theoretical issues. In part II, six papers commissioned for the book report on empirical studies and their implications. By bringing together an outstanding group of authors, all at the forefront of their field, the book makes an important contribution to debates on social stratification and will be invaluable for both students and researchers in sociology.
Table of Contents
List of Contributors Acknowledgements 1. Introduction David Rose Part I: Theoretical Issues 2. Intellectuals and the working class in modern Britain John H. Goldthorpe 3. The weakest link in the chain? Some comments on the Marxist theory of action David Lockwood 4. Some remarks on the study of working-class consciousness Gordon Marshall 5. Neither angels in marble nor rebels in red: privatization and working-class consciousness R.E. Pahl and C.D. Wallace Part II: Empirical Research 6. After redundancy: economic experience and political outlook among former steel employees in Sheffield John Westergaard, Iain Noble and Alan Walker 7. Conceptualizing the place of redundant steelworkers in the class structure C.C. Harris and R.M. Lee 8. Political quiescence among the unemployed in modern Britain Gordon Marshall, David Rose, Howard Newby and Carolyn Vogler 9. Ideologies of work R.M. Blackburn 10. Tackling subordination during economic decline: a pattern of business proprietorship among women Richard Scase and Robert Goffee 11. Anxieties and ambitions: The petit bourgeoisie and the New Right in Britain Brian Elliott, David McCrone and Frank Bechhofer Bibliography Index