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Book review: Class and contemporary British culture

Harkins, Steven (2013) Book review: Class and contemporary British culture. LSE Review of Books (25 Jul 2013). Website.

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"Class and Contemporary British Culture." Anita Biressi and Heather Nunn. Palgrave Macmillan. April 2013. --- How does culture articulate, frame, organise and produce stories about social class and class difference? What do these stories tell us about contemporary models of success, failure, struggle and aspiration? Drawing on examples from the 1980s to the present day this book investigates the changing landscape of class and reveals how it has become populated by a host of classed figures including the Essex Girl, the ‘squeezed middle’, the ‘feral underclass’, the ‘selfish baby boomers’ and others. Steven Harkins finds one of the most concise, well written and researched overviews of the ‘underclass’ available in scholarly literature.

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Additional Information: © 2013 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2013 11:10
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 07:00

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