Social class in an 'individualised' society

Furlong, A. , Cartmel, F., Biggart, A., Sweeting, H. and West, P. (2006) Social class in an 'individualised' society. Sociology Review, 15(4), pp. 28-32.

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From the 'founding fathers' to the present day, debates about social divisions have been central to sociology, although some sociologists have begun to question the relevance today of social class. In this article, the authors present their research data to show how, despite the apparent fluidity of the class structure & the diverse ways of making the transition from compulsory schooling to adult employment, social class remains an important factor in young people's lives.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Inequality, Social Class, Social Stratification, Young Adults
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:West, Prof Patrick and Cartmel, Mr Fred and Furlong, Professor Andy and Sweeting, Dr Helen
Authors: Furlong, A., Cartmel, F., Biggart, A., Sweeting, H., and West, P.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > MRC/CSO SPHSU
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Social Justice Place and Lifelong Education
Journal Name:Sociology Review

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