Class, Individualization And Late Modernity: In Search of the Reflexive Worker

Hardcover | November 15, 2010

byWill Atkinson

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This book puts to the test the prominent claim that social class has declined in importance in an era of affluence, choice and the waning of tradition. Arguing against this view, this study vividly uncovers the multiple ways in which class stubbornly persists.

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This book puts to the test the prominent claim that social class has declined in importance in an era of affluence, choice and the waning of tradition. Arguing against this view, this study vividly uncovers the multiple ways in which class stubbornly persists.

WILL ATKINSON is a Researcher in the Department of Sociology at the University of Bristol, UK. He has published in a variety of journals on class, social change and social theory.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.62 inPublished:November 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230242006

ISBN - 13:9780230242005

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Table of Contents

Introduction: From Affluence to Reflexivity
PART I: THEORETICAL PRELIMINARIES
Reflexivity and its Discontents
Conceptualizing Class and Reconceptualizing Reflexivity
PART II: SEARCHING FOR THE REFLEXIVE WORKER
Educational Reproduction Today
Topographical Trajectories
Distinction and Denigration
'Class' as Discursive and Political Construct
Conclusion: Rigid Relations through Shifting Substance
Appendix: The Search Process