Class, Self, Culture Class, Self, Culture
Transformations

Class, Self, Culture

    • £47.99
    • £47.99

Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Non-Fiction
RELEASED
2013
5 November
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
232
Pages
PUBLISHER
Taylor & Francis
SIZE
1.7
MB

More Books Like This

Culture and Identity Culture and Identity
2012
Understanding Social Divisions Understanding Social Divisions
2005
Contemporary Sociological Theory Contemporary Sociological Theory
2022
Sociology: The Key Concepts Sociology: The Key Concepts
2006
Introduction to Sociological Theory Introduction to Sociological Theory
2013
Queer Theory and Social Change Queer Theory and Social Change
2013

More Books by Beverley Skeggs

Formations of Class & Gender : Becoming Respectable Formations of Class & Gender : Becoming Respectable
2021
Des femmes respectables Des femmes respectables
2015
Sexuality and the Politics of Violence and Safety Sexuality and the Politics of Violence and Safety
2014
Transformations Transformations
2005
Reacting to Reality Television Reacting to Reality Television
2012

Other Books in This Series

Strange Encounters Strange Encounters
2013
Power, Knowledge and Feminist Scholarship Power, Knowledge and Feminist Scholarship
2017
The Rhetorics of Feminism The Rhetorics of Feminism
2013
Mothering the Self Mothering the Self
2002
Irish Feminist Futures Irish Feminist Futures
2016
Feminism's Queer Temporalities Feminism's Queer Temporalities
2015