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This timely book provides an alternative vision of social mobility and a route-map to achieving it. It examines how the term `social mobility' structures what success means and the impact that has on society. It recasts the relationship with employers and covers progress in non-work areas of life.
By Tyler Cowen
Our willingness to move, take risks, and adapt to change have produced a dynamic economy and a tradition of innovation. The problem, according to legendary blogger, economist, and bestselling author Tyler Cowen, is that Americans today have broken from this tradition, working harder than ever to avoid change.
'Pithy and provoking, spiced with the personal' Hilary MantelLynsey Hanley grew up part of the 'respectable working class'. At university, she discovered that social mobility is not all it seems. This book is about what it means to cross class divides, what we leave behind in order to get on,...
By Neil Gilbert
Capitalism and the Progressive Spirit challenges the prevailing assumptions about the decline of middle-class prosperity, opportunity, and material well-being in the United States. In a careful reading of the evidence and a critical analysis of its implications, Gilbert demonstrates the extent to which the customary progressive claims about the severity...
By Geoff Payne
Geoff Payne considers a wide range of dimensions of mobility and life chances to assess the causes and consequences of mobility as social and political processes and challenges well-established opinions of politicians, pressure groups, the press, academics and the public.
Social movements are not only a potential challenge tosocieties, they also challenge social theory. This volume looks at socialmovements and social movement research through the lens of different socialtheories.
Why has inequality increased in the Western world - and what can we do about it? This title argues that inequality is a choice - the cumulative result of unjust policies and misguided priorities. It exposes the inequality that is afflicting America and other Western countries in thrall to neoliberalism.
The contributions of this book examine contemporary dynamics of migration and mobility in the context of the general societal transformations that have taken place in Europe over the past few decades.
By Mike Savage
Why does social class matter more than ever in Britain today? How has the meaning of class changed? What does this mean for social mobility and inequality? This title looks beyond the labels to explore how and why our society is changing and what this means for the people who...
By Tom Inglis
The struggle to create and sustain meaning in our everyday lives is fought using cultural ingredients to spin the webs of meaning that keep us going.