The concept of class and its continuing relevance in the late twentieth century world has been the subject of fierce debate amongst sociologists and the wider community in recent years. The death of class and the advent of the classless society have at various times been proclaimed and denied with equal vigour.
Conflicts about Class presents in one volume the current arguments surrounding class analysis. Drawing contributions from key sociological researchers, the debate is advanced through a number of specially commissioned pieces which provide both a wide-ranging coverage of topics and a unique international perspective .
An editorial introduction sets the main arguments in context. An additional commentary and two alternative conclusions help to make this an invaluable resource for all researchers and academics who have an interest in class analyis.
* leading contributions to the debate, available for the first time in one volume
* includes a number of specially commisioned new pieces
* covers the work of the most distinguished thinkers in the field
* ideal for use as a text and reference
* international perspective
Contributors: Clem Brooks, Rosemary Crompton, Terry Nicholls Clark, Peter Clifford, Geoffrey Evans, John H Goldthorpe, Anthony Heath, Robert Holton, Michael Hout, Seymour Martin Lipset, Jeff Manza, Gordon Marshall, Lydia Morris, John Myles, Jan Pakulski, Ray Pahl, John Scott, Adrian Turegun, Malcolm Waters, John Westergaard.
David Lee, formerly Senior Lecturer at the University of Essex has written extensively on education, training and stratification of work.
Bryan S Turner is Foundation Chair of Sociology and Foundation Dean of Arts at Deakins University, Australia. He has written on a wide range of topics from social theory to the body, citizenship, status and the social construction of knowledge.
2nd draft 9/10/95, incorporates Sarah's suggestions
1st Draft blurb 6/10/95