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Title Conflicts about class : debating inequality in late industrialism : a selection of readings / edited by David J. Lee and Bryan S. Turner.

Published London ; New York : Longman, 1996.

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 UniM Bail  305.5 CONF    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 307 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 262-295) and indexes.
Contents Editorial Introduction: Myths of classlessness and the 'death' of class analysis -- Pt. 1. Class in a Post-Communist World -- Overview: Class metaphors and triumphant individualism. Ch. 1. Has class analysis a future? / Robert Holton. Ch. 2. Are social classes dying? / Terry Nicholls Clark and Seymour Martin Lipset. Ch. 3. The persistence of classes in post-industrial societies / Mike Hout, Clem Brooks and Jeff Manza. Ch. 4. The dying of class or of Marxist class theory? / Jan Pakulski. Ch. 5. Succession in the stratification system / Malcolm Waters -- Pt. 2. British Sociology and Class Analysis -- Overview: Class structure, class position and class action. Ch. 6. Is the emperor naked? / Ray Pahl. Ch. 7. The promising future of class analysis / John H. Goldthorpe and Gordon Marshall. Ch. 8. A reply to Goldthorpe and Marshall / Ray Pahl. Ch. 9. Gender and class analysis / Rosemary Crompton. Ch. 10. Class analysis: Back to the future? / John Scott -- Pt. 3. Researching Class.
Overview: Class research and class explanations. Ch. 11. Class in Britain since 1979: Facts, theories and ideologies / John Westergaard. Ch. 12. Patterns of capitalist development / John Scott. Ch. 13. Comparative studies in class structure / John Myles and Adnan Turegun. Ch. 14. Classes, underclasses and the labour market / Lydia Morris. Ch. 15. Class and politics in advanced industrial societies / John H. Goldthorpe. Ch. 16. Class inequalities and educational reform in twentieth-century Britain / Anthony Heath and Peter Clifford. Ch. 17. Social class and interest formation in post-communist societies / Geoffrey Evans -- Editorial Conclusions: Weak class theories or strong sociology? / David J. Lee -- Capitalism, classes and citizenship / Bryan S. Turner.
Summary The concept of class and its continuing relevance in the late twentieth century world has been the subject of fierce debate amongst sociologists and the wider community in recent years. The death of class and the advent of the classless society have at various times been proclaimed and denied with equal vigour. Conflicts about Class presents in one volume the current arguments surrounding class analysis. Drawing contributions from key sociological researchers, the debate is advanced through a number of specially commissioned pieces which provide both a wide-ranging coverage of topics and a unique international perspective. An editorial introduction sets the main arguments in context. An additional commentary and two alternative conclusions help to make this an invaluable resource for all researchers and academics who have an interest in class analysis.
Other author Lee, David J., 1938-
Turner, Bryan S.
Subject Social classes -- Research.
ISBN 0582275679 (paperback)