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Class, Self, Culture (Electronic book text)
Class, Self, Culture (Electronic book text): Beverley Skeggs

Class, Self, Culture (Electronic book text)

Beverley Skeggs

Series: Transformations

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Class, Self, Culture puts class back on the map in a novel way by taking a new look at how class is made and given value through culture. It shows how different classes become attributed with value, enabling culture to be deployed as a resource and as a form of property, which has both use-value to the person and exchange-value in systems of symbolic and economic exchange. The book shows how class has not disappeared, but is known and spoken in a myriad of different ways, always working through other categorisations of nation, race, gender and sexuality and across different sites: through popular culture, political rhetoric and academic theory. In particular attention is given to how new forms of personhood are being generated through mechanisms of giving value to culture, and how what we come to know and assume to be a 'self' is always a classed formation. Analysing four processes: of inscription, institutionalisation, perspective-taking and exchange relationships, it challenges recent debates on reflexivity, risk, rational-action theory, individualisation and mobility, by showing how these are all reliant on fixing some people in place so that others can move.


Imprint: Routledge
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Transformations
Release date: November 2013
First published: 2003
Authors: Beverley Skeggs
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 232
ISBN-13: 978-1-136-49928-9
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities > Social classes > General
LSN: 1-136-49928-8
Barcode: 9781136499289

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