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Title Social class in Europe : new inequalities in the old world / Cédric Hugrée, Etienne Penissat and Alexis Spire ; translated by Rachel Gomme, with Eunice sanya Pelini.
Author Hugrée, Cédric, author.
Publication London ; Brooklyn, NY : Verso, 2020.
Description 1 online resource
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Contents Cover Page -- Halftitle Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- List of maps -- List of graphs -- List of tables -- List of abbreviations -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Considering Europe through the lens of social class -- Transcending the clichés of national difference -- Beyond income inequality -- Classifying social classes -- 1. The Weakened Working Class -- Portrait of a social group in competition throughout Europe -- The map of the working class in Europe -- Shared vulnerability in the European labour market -- Income and consumption: the working class split in two
Conclusion -- 2. Delusions of Grandeur and Social Realities: The Middle Class -- The middle class at work -- Material comfort and cultural aspirations -- The paradoxes of the political role of the middle class -- 3. Beyond the 1 Per Cent: The Plural Domination of the European Dominant Class -- Defining the dominant class -- The economic ascendancy of the dominant class -- The three forms of cultural distinction of the dominant class -- From social to political dominance -- 4. Dominance and Exclusion: The Interplay between Social Class and Nation -- At the bottom of the European social space
The hegemony of the dominant class of the North and West -- Circulation between classes and nations -- 5. Are Classes Mobilised at the European Level? -- Class in conflict in and with the European Union -- Class antagonism contained within national borders -- An embryonic European social movement and its limitations -- Conclusion -- Conclusion -- Appendix 1: Secondary Use of Four European Surveys -- Appendix 2: Construction of Social Classes at European Level Using the ESEG Classification -- Appendix 3: ESEG Classification (Detailed Level) and Social Class
Appendix 4: Constructing a European Social Class Space -- Notes -- Index
Summary Mapping the class divisions that run throughout Europe Over the last ten years - especially with the 'no' votes in the French and Dutch referendums in 2010, and the victory for Brexit in 2016 - the issue of Europe has been placed at the centre of major political conflicts. Each of these crises has revealed profound splits in society, which are represented in terms of an opposition between those countries on the losing and those on the winning sides of globalisation. Inequalities beyond those between nations are critically absent from the debate. Based on major European statistical surveys, the new research in this work presents a map of social classes inspired by Pierre Bourdieu's sociology. It reveals the common features of the working class, the intermediate class and the privileged class in Europe. National features combine with social inequalities, through an account of the social distance between specific groups in nations in the North and in the countries of the South and East of Europe. The book ends with a reflection on the conditions that would be required for the emergence of a Europe-wide social movement.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Subject Europe -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Europe -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
Social classes -- European Union countries -- History -- 21st century.
Income distribution -- Europe -- 21st century.
Equality -- European Union countries -- History -- 21st century.
European Union countries -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / European.
Equality. (OCoLC)fst00914456
Social classes. (OCoLC)fst01122346
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
European Union countries. (OCoLC)fst01269470
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author Penissat, Étienne, author.
Spire, Alexis, author.
OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Addl. Title Classes sociales en Europe. English
Related To Print version: PENISSAT, ETIENNE. SOCIAL CLASS IN EUROPE. [Place of publication not identified] : VERSO, 2020 1788736281 (OCoLC)1112893734
ISBN 9781788736305 (electronic bk.)
1788736303 (electronic bk.)

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