The Old New Politics of Class

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.

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