- Mass Market Paperback: 480 pages
- Publisher: Pelican; UK ed. edition (5 Nov. 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0241004225
- ISBN-13: 978-0241004227
- Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 2.2 x 18 cm
- Average Customer Review: 37 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,079 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Social Class in the 21st Century (Pelican Introduction) Mass Market Paperback – 5 Nov 2015
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This endlessly fascinating study... is indispensable if you want to understand modern Britain (Rod Liddle Sunday Times)
A fascinating read, going deep into the interplay between wealth, culture and society, and making the strong case that traditional class divisions don't really help us to understand these forces any more . . . anybody in the UK discussing class henceforth will need to get this down of the shelf (Hugo Rifkind Times)
Convincing and fascinating . . . this book marshals impressive evidence to show how inequality is increasing. (Robert Colvile Telegraph)
There's something for everybody here . . . it will start many conversations (Evening Standard)
About the Author
Mike Savage is Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics. He has written this book in collaboration with the team of sociology experts behind the Great British Class Survey: Niall Cunningham, Fiona Devine, Sam Friedman, Daniel Laurison, Lisa Mckenzie, Andrew Miles, Helene Snee and Paul Wakeling.
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definitions based on the ways people obtain enough resources to live on are the most useful; From the top are those who don't need to work unless they want to because they own sufficient assets, through those who have regular, usually secure long term employment, to those with erratic employment and finally those for whom paid employment is very intermittent for various reasons. Of course upbringing and culture and social networks provide a gloss on this basic breakdown but to downplay the fact that class id mainly about income and wealth and the way it is obtained is very misleading. It is when the top group get too dominant and too complacent that revolutions occur, as Marx predicted. I wonder whether the current US election will show that even the American people have had enough of gaping inequality.
The charts are fascinating, the qualitative analysis illuminating, and the writing fluid and interesting
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