In his inaugural lecture at the LSE, Mike Savage reflects on the Great British Class Survey and the key issues surrounding class in contemporary society. Bev Skeggs is the respondent. It’s a really interesting talk on a number of levels. I was particularly intrigued by his argument about how the GBCS dataset, which was criticised for being non-representative, could nonetheless be a rich source of insights if treated in a quasi-ethnographic fashion. There are some related thoughts by Mike Savage on the LSE Sociology Department’s new blog.
Categories: Rethinking The World