Category Archives: Social class

Pierre Bourdieu – Capital simbólico y clases sociales

En esta breve pero densa pieza, escrita para un número especial del journal L’Arc dedicado al historiador medieval Georges Duby (cuya gigantesca obra Bourdieu admiraba y se basaba por su escrupulosa genealogía de la estructura mental y social de la … Continue reading

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La Centralidad Política de la Clase y la Izquierda Académica Actual

“Estos nuevos guerreros no clasistas de cierta izquierda académica actual aceptan en la práctica la construcción neoliberal del universo social. Tampoco para ellos hay clases o política de clases; simplemente, un mundo postmoderno en el que la fragmentación, la diversidad … Continue reading

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Cognitive Psychology – from the Bourgeois Individual to Class Struggle

At their best, radical critiques of cognitive psychology call into question the atomistic, mechanistic, and representational foundations of modern epistemology. Despite some notable exceptions, critics of cognitive psychology have rarely ventured into the domain of political economy. Indeed, the overwhelming … Continue reading

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Class, Precarity, and Anxiety under Neoliberal Global Capitalism

Circumstantial precarity correlates with anxiety, but the relationship is complex because people often quell anxiety by denying precarity. This article focuses in particular on how in this neoliberal era such psychological responses to precarity are class variegated and articulated with … Continue reading

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Transmitting Class across Generations

The voluminous literature on intergenerational transmission often engages with the transmission of poverty and poor educational attainment. This article reviews and questions the assumptions made within this literature. In particular, the paper seeks to engage with the central importance of … Continue reading

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Social Class and Educational Inequality: The Impact of Parents and Schools

Social class is often seen as an intractable barrier to success, yet a number of children from disadvantaged backgrounds still manage to show resilience and succeed against the odds. This book presents the findings from fifty Child and Family Case … Continue reading

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Enseignement Supérieur et Classes Sociales : Production et Reproduction

À l’heure des offensives néolibérales contre l’enseignement supérieur, Panagiotis Sotiris revient sur le rôle politique des universités dans la reproduction des rapports de classes. Si la légitimité de la classe dominante est constamment reproduite à travers « l’État intégral », … Continue reading

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The Political Meanings of Social Class Inequality

Research on a wide range of topics related to rising economic inequality is flourishing throughout the social sciences. One topic that is gaining fresh attention is the politics of inequality. We know very little, however, about how Americans define and … Continue reading

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Neoliberalism, (Neo)-conservatism, and the Capitalist Assault on Public Education

In this article I examine the nexus, the mutually reinforcing connection between neoliberal and neoconservative ideology and social and political forces, and variation between countries such as Britain, the USA and Turkey. This analysis is then applied in particular to … Continue reading

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