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Towards a Classless Society? : State of Welfare - Helen Jones

Towards a Classless Society?

State of Welfare

By: Helen Jones (Editor)


Published: 4th November 1997
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In recent years, the Right has made all the running in the debate over class with its rhetoric of a classless society coupled with the notion of an underclass; it was not always so. The issue of class has been a long-standing tool of analysis for social commentators and historians of all shades of opinion, as well as an inspiration for fundamental social change. By covering young people and their poverty, health, education and training, homelessness, youth crime and young single mothers, this book underlines the role played by the labour market in influencing an individual's life chances, and the way in which labour market position is closely linked to class position. This book provides an alternative to the right-wing paradigm which has highjacked discussions of class; and by focusing on the specific ways in which class inequalities manifest themselves in 1990s Britain, it expo rhetoric over the classless society.

Series Editor's Preface
Young People, class and poverty
the right start: Poverty, health and education
Education and the reproduction of class-based inequalities
Youth training
Youth homelessness: Marginalising the marginalised?
Youth crime, social change and social class in Britain and France in the 1980s and 1990s
Young single mothers
British social work and the classless society: the failure of a profession
Towards a classless society?
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ISBN: 9780415153300
ISBN-10: 0415153301
Series: State of Welfare
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 4th November 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.84 x 15.44  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1