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Class Inequality in Austerity Britain

Power, Difference and Suffering

Editors: Atkinson, W., Roberts, S., Savage, M. (Eds.)

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When the Coalition Government came to power in 2010 in claimed it would deliver not just austerity, as necessary as that apparently was, but also fairness. This volume subjects this pledge to critical interrogation by exposing the interests behind the policy programme pursued and their damaging effects on class inequalities. Situated within a recognition of the longer-term rise of neoliberal politics, reflections on the status of sociology as a source of critique and current debates over the relationship between the cultural and economic dimensions of social class, the contributors cover an impressively wide range of relevant topics, from education, family policy and community to crime and consumption, shedding new light on the experience of domination in the early 21st Century.

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WILL ATKINSON British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies at the University of Bristol, UK HARRIET BRADLEY Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Senior Research Fellow in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies at the University of Bristol, UK MATT CLEMENT Associate Lecturer in the Department of Health and Applied Social Science at the University of the West of England, UK SARAH EVANS Engagement Manager for the Social Sciences at the British Library, UK VAL GILLIES Research Professor within the Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research and the Families & Social Capital Research Group at London South Bank University, UK NICOLA INGRAM Research Assistant in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies at the University of Bristol, UK LISA MCKENZIE Leverhulme Research Fellow in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Nottingham, UK DIANE REAY Professor of Education at the University of Cambridge, UK STEVE ROBERTS Lecturer in Lifelong and Work-Related Learning in the Education School at the University of Southampton, UK MIKE SAVAGE Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology at the University or York, UK ANDREW SAYER Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Lancaster, UK

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'A timely and welcome attempt to make a public debate about enforced austerity and amplified entitlements. Drawing on substantive research findings from experts across a wide range of fields, the book is essential reading for those who want to understand what is really happening at the moment. It reveals how it is not just the economy and politics that are being radically reshaped but people's hopes, desires and futures.' - Beverley Skeggs, Professor of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

'Everyone wondered whether the 'Big Society', was just the latest example of political gesturing, blaming the poor for their poverty and suggesting that only those with the time and money to provide their own services deserve them? Are you, your friends and neighbours at risk of been duped into thinking that working-class communities in Britain are 'broken' and in need of punitive intervention? Then read Class Inequality in Austerity Britain: Power, Difference and Suffering.' - Danny Dorling, Professor of Human Geography, University of Sheffield, UK


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction: A Critical Sociology of the Age of Austerity

    Pages 1-12

    Atkinson, Will (et al.)

  • Economic Crisis and Classed Everyday Life: Hysteresis, Positional Suffering and Symbolic Violence

    Pages 13-32

    Atkinson, Will

  • ‘We never get a fair chance’: Working-Class Experiences of Education in the Twenty-First Century

    Pages 33-50

    Reay, Diane

  • Banking on the Future: Choices, Aspirations and Economic Hardship in Working-Class Student Experience

    Pages 51-69

    Bradley, Harriet (et al.)

  • ‘Aspirations’ and Imagined Futures: The Im/possibilities for Britain’s Young Working Class

    Pages 70-89

    Roberts, Steven (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Class Inequality in Austerity Britain
Book Subtitle
Power, Difference and Suffering
Editors
  • W. Atkinson
  • S. Roberts
  • M. Savage
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-01638-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137016386
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-01637-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-43701-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 195
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