The Affluent Worker in the Class Structure

Author: John H. Goldthorpe
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 0521095336
Release Date: 1969
Genre: Social Science

This final book in The Affluent Worker series contains the findings and conclusions on the extent of working class embourgeoisment.

The Social Analysis of Class Structure

Author: Frank Parkin
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415265010
Release Date: 1974
Genre: Social Science

Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate. Published by Routledge, 112 volumes in total are being brought together under the name The International Behavioural and Social Sciences Library: Classics from the Tavistock Press. Reproduced here in facsimile, this volume was originally published in 1974 and is available individually. The collection is also available in a number of themed mini-sets of between 5 and 13 volumes, or as a complete collection.

Left Out

Author: Judith Stepan-Norris
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052179840X
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Political Science

This book analyzes the legacy of the Communists in the CIO between the 1930s and 1950s.

Affluent Workers Revisited

Author: Fiona Devine
ISBN: STANFORD:36105004058934
Release Date: 1992-01
Genre: Social Science

Fiona Devine's important new book offers a qualitative re-evaluation of the Affluent Worker study conducted by John Goldthorpe and his colleagues in Luton nearly thirty years ago. Drawing on her intensive interviews with Vauxhall workers and their wives, Devine examines the motivations, processes and consequences of geographical mobility and explores working-class lifestyles and the extent to which they may be described as privatised or communal. Contrary to the predictions of the older study, Devine's findings suggest that working-class lifestyles are neither exclusively family-centred, nor entirely home-centred. No evidence of a singular instrumentalism appears; instead aspirations for material well being form a crucial component of a collective working-class identity, with criticism of the trade unions and the Labour Party being directed at their failure to change the distribution of resources in Britain.

A History of Sociological Research Methods in America 1920 1960

Author: Jennifer Platt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521646499
Release Date: 1998
Genre: History

This is the first book on the general history of US sociological research. It provides systematic archival, documentary, and interview data which question conventional views on research methods, developing our understanding of both the history of social thought, and the settings in which social research is produced.

Understanding National Identity

Author: David McCrone
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107100381
Release Date: 2015-03-26
Genre: Political Science

Investigates the concept of 'national identity' based on twenty years of empirical evidence.