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- DescriptionClass, Self, Culture puts class back on the map in a vel 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 ecomic exchange. The book shows how class has t disappeared, but is kwn 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 kw 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.
- Author BiographyBeverley Skeggs is Professor of Sociology at The University of Manchester.
- Author(s)Beverley Skeggs
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication23/10/2003
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Series TitleTransformations
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight408 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine19 mm
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