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The politics of the excluded: abjection and reconciliation amongst the British precariat

Savage, Mike ORCID: 0000-0003-4563-9564 and Meersohn Schmidt, Cynthia (2020) The politics of the excluded: abjection and reconciliation amongst the British precariat. Journal of Chinese Sociology, 7 (1). ISSN 2198-2635

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Identification Number: 10.1186/s40711-020-00134-7

Abstract

In this paper, we use a powerful empirical resource to address what the popular politics of disadvantage might entail in contemporary Britain. We take advantage of the unusually rich qualitative data from the British National Child Development Study, a cohort of Britons born in 1 week in 1958, to focus specifically on the accounts of those who are particularly disadvantaged. By concentrating on these a small number of qualitative accounts, which have been rigorously selected from the wider nationally representative sample on the basis of their relatively small amounts of economic and cultural capital, we will explore in detail the accounts and identities of these disadvantaged Britons with a view to explicating their political frameworks, their social identities and more broadly their orientations towards mobilisation.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://journalofchinesesociology.springeropen.com...
Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: Sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2021 09:57
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 02:56
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/108188

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