Consumption and Class

Divisions and Change

  • Roger Burrows
  • Catherine Marsh

Part of the Explorations in Sociology. book series (EIS)

About this book


An edited collection exploring divisions and changes within and between the spheres of consumption and production. Topics include: the relationship between consumption and production; the social construction of consumers; housing and social class mobility; health provision; the role of the 'service class'; and access to higher education. Peter Saunders' work provides the initial stimulus for many of the papers, but all go beyond his narrow conception of a sociology of consumption and his liberal analysis of patterns of social inequality.


education mobility Nation service social inequality sociology

Editors and affiliations

  • Roger Burrows
    • 1
  • Catherine Marsh
    • 2
  1. 1.Teesside PolytechnicUK
  2. 2.University of ManchesterUK

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