Class, Individualization and Late Modernity

In Search of the Reflexive Worker

  • Will Atkinson

Part of the Identity Studies in the Social Sciences book series (IDS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction: From Affluence to Reflexivit

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      Pages 1-14
  3. Theoretical Preliminaries

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      Pages 15-15
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  4. Searching for the Reflexive Worker

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      Pages 75-75
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 196-245

About this book


This book puts to the test the prominent claim that social class has declined in importance in an era of affluence, choice and the waning of tradition. Arguing against this view, this study vividly uncovers the multiple ways in which class stubbornly persists.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Will Atkinson
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BristolUK

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