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Ruling Class, Ruling Culture - R. W. Connell

Ruling Class, Ruling Culture

Paperback Published: 18th April 1977
ISBN: 9780521291330
Number Of Pages: 264

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This is a study of the Australian ruling class - the main companies, the leading political groups and the links and conflicts among them. The author also analyses class inequalities in education, the development of children's ideas about class, the role of the mass media and the way class relations are cemented culturally and psychologically. He introduces his book with a brief discussion of the literature on class theoory, and a critical evaluation of Australian writing on class. Professor Connell's major aims are to describe and analyse Australia in the 1970s, to show how class theory is a useful tool in understanding the situation and to develop the theory by working through some practical cases. Apart from its obvious importance for Australian readers, this book should be of interest in other countries, both for comparison and for its original ideas on a number of important issues, such as conflict in the ruling class, and class consciousness in young people.

Approach to class analysis
The idea of class in Australian social science
The Ruling Class
The structure of the ruling class
The major companies
Conflict in the ruling class, 1970-1972
Ruling-class responses to Labor, 1973-1975
The Ruling Culture
Class consciousness in childhood
Class and personal socialization
The media and middle-class culture
The pattern of hegemony
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ISBN: 9780521291330
ISBN-10: 052129133X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 18th April 1977
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.34