The Affluent Worker in the Class Structure

Author: John H. Goldthorpe,David Lockwood,Frank Bechhofer,Jennifer Platt

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521095334

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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This final book in The Affluent Worker series contains the findings and conclusions on the extent of working class embourgeoisment.
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The Affluent Worker in the Class Structure

Author: John H. Goldthorpe,David Lockwood,Frank Bechhofer,Jennifer Platt

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521095334

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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This final book in The Affluent Worker series contains the findings and conclusions on the extent of working class embourgeoisment.
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The Affluent Worker in the Class Structure

Author: John H. Goldthorpe,David Lockwood,Frank Bechhofer,Jennifer Platt

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521095334

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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This final book in The Affluent Worker series contains the findings and conclusions on the extent of working class embourgeoisment.
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Arbeiterbewegung von rechts?

Ungleichheit - Verteilungskämpfe - populistische Revolte

Author: Karina Becker,Klaus Dörre,Peter Reif-Spirek

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 3593509717

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Page: 359

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The Affluent Worker

Political Attitudes and Behaviour

Author: John H. Goldthorpe

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521095266

Category: Political Science

Page: 94

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In this 1968 volume the authors report on the voting and the political attitudes of a sample of highly-paid manual workers.
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The Social Analysis of Class Structure

Author: Frank Parkin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136446087

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate. Published by Routledge, 112 volumes in total are being brought together under the name The International Behavioural and Social Sciences Library: Classics from the Tavistock Press. Reproduced here in facsimile, this volume was originally published in 1974 and is available individually. The collection is also available in a number of themed mini-sets of between 5 and 13 volumes, or as a complete collection.
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Trade Unions and Politics in Western Europe

Author: J. E. S. Hayward

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113578065X

Category: Political Science

Page: 138

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This book analyses the politics and political issues associated with Trade Unions and Trade Unionism in Western Europe.
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Men in a Developing Society

Geographic and Social Mobility in Monterrey, Mexico

Author: Jorge Balán,Harley Linwood Browning,Elizabeth Jelin

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 029276362X

Category: Social Science

Page: 404

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The central objective of Men in a Developing Society is to show, as concretely as possible, how men experience a period of rapid economic development, particularly in the areas of migration, occupational mobility, and status attainment. It is based mainly on a sample of 1,640 men in Monterrey, Mexico, a large and rapidly growing manufacturing metropolis in northern Mexico with much in-migration, and a sample of 380 men in Cedral, San Luis Potosí, a small, economically depressed community with high rates of out-migration, much of it to Monterrey. The study of men in Monterrey is perhaps the most thorough one yet conducted of geographic and social mobility in a Latin American city. In part, this was possible because of the innovation of collecting complete life histories that record what each man was doing for any given year in the lay areas of residence, education, family formation, and work. These data permit the effective use of the concepts of life cycle and cohort analysis in the interpretation of the men's geographic and occupational mobility. The experience of the Monterrey men in adapting to the varied changes required by their mobility was not found to be as difficult as is often indicated in the social science literature on the consequences of economic development. In part this may be because Monterrey, in comparison with most other Latin American cities, has been unusually successful in its economic growth. The impact of migration also was lessened because most of the men had visited the city prior to moving there and many had friends or relatives in the city. The age of the migrants upon arrival in Monterrey made a significant difference in subsequent occupational mobility; those of nonfarm background who arrived before age 25 fared better than natives of the city. Although it appears that status inheritance in Monterrey is somewhat higher than in industrialized countries, a considerable proportion of men do move up the occupational ladder. And perhaps as important, the Monterrey men, whether or not they themselves are moving up, perceive the society as an open one. The very success of Monterrey's development created conditions that would bring about changes in the educational, economic, and cultural expectations of its inhabitants. Thus, paradoxically, the general satisfaction and the lack of group and class conflict in Monterrey over the previous decades may well have given rise to future dissatisfaction and conflict.
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Capitalism, Class Conflict and the New Middle Class (RLE Social Theory)

Author: Bob Carter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317652169

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

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Non-manual workers are fast becoming the largest occupational category in Western capitalist countries. This is the first book to present a detailed socialist analysis of this much discussed change in the class structure of contemporary capitalism. Focusing on the class position of managerial and supervisory workers, Robert Carter takes as his starting-point the inadequacy of both orthodox Marxist and Weberian models of class relations. Rather, he concurs with recent structuralist theorists of class who maintain that there exists between capital and labour in the process of producing a new middle class. He parts company from the work of these theorists, however, in his insistence that the organisation and consciousness of the new middle class have also to be examined because of the practical consequences these have on class relations. The book therefore examines the historical rise of the middle class, both in the private and the state sector, together with the tendency of the class to respond to its changing relations with capital and labour by unionising. It is sharply critical of the dominant models of the causes and nature of white-collar unionism – both industrial relations and Weberian ones – and indeed rejects these models in favour of a perspective which views the extent and nature of middle-class unionism within the dynamics of class relations.
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Approaches to Sociology (RLE Social Theory)

An Introduction to Major Trends in British Sociology

Author: John Rex

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317652525

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

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These essays, commissioned by John Rex, reflect the state of sociology in Britain today. Leading representatives of the diverse ‘schools’ provide lucid accounts of their own particular approaches to this complex discipline and in doing so demonstrate the techniques described. Topics covered include the empirical study of stratification, social evolution, survey techniques, mathematical sociology, systems theory, phenomenological approaches, Weberian sociology, structuralism, contemporary Marxism, and the development of theory after Talcott Parsons.
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Capital, Labour and the Middle Classes (RLE Social Theory)

Author: John Urry,Nicholas Abercrombie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317652193

Category: Social Science

Page: 178

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Most recent sociological work on the theory of class is based on a distinction between Weberian and Marxist approaches. For the first part of this volume, the authors use this distinction to review the literature on the middle class, concentrating particularly on the traditions of Marxist theory and of the more empirical work inspired by Max Weber. They show, however, that this distinction is of limited utility in reconstructing a theory of the middle class.
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Young Adult Women, Work and Family

Living a Contradiction

Author: Maureen Padfield,Ian Procter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317791657

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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New Models In Geography

Author: PhD Richard Peet,Professor Nigel Thrift

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317853784

Category: Science

Page: 408

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First published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Profane Culture

Author: Paul E Willis

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 140086514X

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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A classic of British cultural studies, Profane Culture takes the reader into the worlds of two important 1960s youth cultures—the motor-bike boys and the hippies. The motor-bike boys were working-class motorcyclists who listened to the early rock 'n' roll of the late 1950s. In contrast, the hippies were middle-class drug users with long hair and a love of progressive music. Both groups were involved in an unequal but heroic fight to produce meaning and their own cultural forms in the face of a larger society dominated by the capitalist media and commercialism. They were pioneers of cultural experimentation, the self-construction of identity, and the curating of the self, which, in different ways, have become so widespread today. In Profane Culture, Paul Willis develops an important and still very contemporary theory and methodology for understanding the constructions of lived and popular culture. His new preface discusses the ties between the cultural moment explored in the book and today.
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Understanding Post-War British Society

Author: Peter Catterall,James Obelkevich

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134837941

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Too many sociology textbooks begin and end with how society is structured. To understand how society operates it is necessary to explore not only its constituent structures and relationships, but how these structures emerge and why changes occur within them. By bringing together a group of distinguished sociologists and social historians, this book critically appraises the usefulness of current theories in advancing our understanding of contemporary society. It explores British society as dynamic and developing. In the process the authors draw our attention to the fact that society is shaped not just by social policy and structures, but by how far these influence people's life-patterns, attitudes, experience and conduct. Celia Brackenridge (Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Higher Education, Joan C Brown, Robert G Burgess (University of Warwick), Rosemary Crompton (University of Kent), John Curtice (University of Str
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Culture, Class, and Critical Theory

Between Bourdieu and the Frankfurt School

Author: David Gartman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136169768

Category: Social Science

Page: 194

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Culture, Class, and Critical Theory develops a theory of culture that explains how ideas create and legitimate class inequalities in modern society. This theory is developed through a critique and comparison of the powerful ideas on culture offered by Pierre Bourdieu and the Frankfurt School thinkers, especially Theodor Adorno. These ideas are illuminated and criticized through the development of two empirical cases on which Gartman has published extensively, automobile design and architecture. Bourdieu and the Frankfurt School postulate opposite theories of the cultural legitimation of class inequalities. Bourdieu argues that the culture of modern society is a class culture, a ranked diversity of beliefs and tastes corresponding to different classes. The cultural beliefs and practices of the dominant class are arbitrarily defined as superior, thus legitimating its greater share of social resources. By contrast, the thinkers of the Frankfurt School conceive of modern culture as a mass culture, a leveled homogeneity in which the ideas and tastes shared by all classes disguises real class inequalities. This creates the illusion of an egalitarian democracy that prevents inequalities from being contested. Through an empirical assessment of the theories against the cases, Gartman reveals that both are correct, but for different parts of modern culture. These parts combine to provide a strong legitimation of class inequalities.
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Job design and industrial democracy

The case of Norway

Author: Joep F. Bolweg

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 146134364X

Category: Social Science

Page: 139

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The organization of work is under critique in many industrialized countries. Bureaucracy, specialization, repetitive technology, and hierarchical control structures are criticized by politicians, trade unionists, and social scientists. They argue for improved quality of work, for work democratization, and for the humanization of work. This book evaluates Norwegian field ex periments in the area of job redesign which started already in 1964. Norway has therefore a lead in experience compared to most other countries, particu to the United States, where debates and subsequent experiments re larly volving around the quality of working life and the democratization of work started only in the early seventies. The Norwegian social scientists who left their academic bastions and started action research drew heavily upon the 'open socio-technical system' thinking as developed by the Tavistock Insti tute of Human Relations in London. This descriptive evaluation study ana lyzes the job redesign experiments from an industrial democracy perspective and places the experiments in their national political and labor relations contexts. Special emphasis is given to the actual and potential role trade unions can play in shopfloor job design projects. The industrial relations of the United States is generally used as reference point in this study. system The theory guiding the experiments regards work democratization through job redesign as a first step in a bottom-up process of organizational demo cratization.
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The Cultural Matrix

Understanding Black Youth

Author: Orlando Patterson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674967305

Category: Social Science

Page: 685

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The Cultural Matrix seeks to unravel an American paradox: the socioeconomic crisis and social isolation of disadvantaged black youth, on the one hand, and their extraordinary integration and prominence in popular culture on the other. This interdisciplinary work explains how a complex matrix of cultures influences black youth.
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