TITLE

The continued relevance and engagements of class

AUTHOR(S)
Kirk, Neville
PUB. DATE
December 1995
SOURCE
Labour History Review (Maney Publishing);Winter95, Vol. 60 Issue 3, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers some reflections upon the developments on social classes in Great Britain. A growing number of historical and sociological studies of gender, race, language, and political ideas have made three valid claims about the nature of society and identity: the complex and nuanced nature of personal and social experience; the multiplicity of personal and collective identities which inform and are shaped by experience; and the constitutive roles of agency and culture in the construction of identity and the social world. Labor historians should cover an unqualified welcome and engage with emphases on the complex, interactive, and changing nature of past and present constructions of identity. Thus, the extent and depth of class are to be measured within specific historical contexts and the explicit framework of analysis.
ACCESSION #
5815464

 

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