Consumption and Class (Innbundet)

Divisions and Change

Serie: Explorations in Sociology No. 40

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 1991
Antall sider: 276
Forlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: Explorations in Sociology
Serienummer: No. 40
ISBN/EAN: 9780333565360
Omtale Consumption and Class
This volume presents a collection of empirical and theoretical papers written by some of the leading sociologists in the UK. The contributions have in common a concern to come to terms with the complex divisions and changes which have occurred both within and between the spheres of consumption and production. The topics dealt with include: theorizing the relationship between consumption and production; the social construction of consumers; housing tenure mobility and social class; the politics of social class mobility; public and private health provision; changes in the NHS; divisions in the "service class"; the role of the "service class" in the culture of consumerism; and divisions and change in access to higher education. The recent work of Peter Saunders - the leading representative of the sociological New Right - provides the initial stimulus for many of the papers, but all go beyond his conception of the sociology of consumption and offer powerful critiques of his liberal analysis of patterns of social inequality.

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