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4.0 out of 5 stars Novel, much needed analysis of class formation in contemporary Western societies, 9 Jan 2008
This review is from: Class, Self, Culture (Transformations: Thinking Through Feminism) (Paperback)
It is obvious that a very smart person has written this book. Drawing on Bourdieu, Foucault, Marx and others, Skeggs presents a constructivist approach to class, which is quite different from the more "traditional", objectivist conception. One central argument is that, in recent years, the appropriation of cultural resources has become increasingly important for the formation of classes and the exploitative power relations by which they are underpinned.
There are things I don't agree with (for instance, I believe there could be more room for "agency" in her analysis), but that's not the point: this is a book that is great to "think with", regardless if you agree with her or not. Very much a must read for anyone interested in issues of social inequality and power.
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Class, Self, Culture (Transformations: Thinking Through Feminism)
Class, Self, Culture (Transformations: Thinking Through Feminism) by Beverley Skeggs (Paperback - 23 Oct 2003)
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