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Social Mobility in West Germany: The Long Arms of History Discovered?

Walter Müller and Reinhard Pollak

in Social Mobility in Europe

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199258451
eISBN:
9780191601491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258457.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Provides a comprehensive analysis of the development of intergenerational mobility in West Germany pursuing both a period and a cohort perspective. Concerning the evolution of social fluidity in the ... More


Why Did Class Inequalities in Educational Attainment Remain Unchanged over Much of the Twentieth Century?

Richard Breen

in Understanding Social Change

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263143
eISBN:
9780191734939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263143.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter is concerned with changes in the level of educational attainment in Britain. It discusses and evaluates sociology's contribution to understanding class inequalities in educational ... More


The Context: Growing Economic Inequality and Weakening Unions

Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba, and Henry E. Brady

in The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154848
eISBN:
9781400841912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154848.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter reviews evidence about two complex trends: the increase in economic inequality and the decrease in union membership. In two fundamental ways, class inequalities underlie this inquiry ... More


The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy

Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba, and Henry E. Brady

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154848
eISBN:
9781400841912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154848.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Politically active individuals and organizations make huge investments of time, energy, and money to influence everything from election outcomes to congressional subcommittee hearings to local school ... More


Good Neighbors

Lily Geismer

in Don't Blame Us: Suburban Liberals and the Transformation of the Democratic Party

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157238
eISBN:
9781400852420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157238.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter reveals that the fair housing movement in the Route 128 area created the grassroots support and legal means to fight racial discrimination through methods that simultaneously revealed ... More


The Center Cannot Hold

Adam Ewing

in The Age of Garvey: How a Jamaican Activist Created a Mass Movement and Changed Global Black Politics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157795
eISBN:
9781400852444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157795.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores racial politics during the First World War, which acted as a catalyst in which old and richly drawn contests of authority and power were shifted on their axis, disrupted, and ... More


Social class structures and social mobility: the background context

Wendy Bottero

in Social class in later life: Power, identity and lifestyle

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447300588
eISBN:
9781447310945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300588.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Class analysis is concerned with how patterns of advantage (and disadvantage) are transmitted and reproduced over time. However, the passage of time (such as the life-course transitions associated ... More


Riches and poverty

Ben Jackson

in Equality and the British Left: A Study in Progressive Political Thought, 1900-64

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073069
eISBN:
9781781701454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073069.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter begins with an account of the shared egalitarian outlook by considering the Left's objections to class inequality. Progressive writers and politicians employed a variety of arguments ... More


Conclusion: Class, Culture, And The Service Theater

Rachel Sherman

in Class Acts: Service and Inequality in Luxury Hotels

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247819
eISBN:
9780520939608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247819.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This concluding chapter considers the following questions. How can the dynamics of production-consumption in the luxury hotel aid in the better understanding of the legitimacy of class inequality in ... More


Life course inequalities: generations and social class

Johan Fritzell

in Health inequalities and welfare resources: Continuity and change in Sweden

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347589
eISBN:
9781447302483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347589.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter studies health inequalities from a generational perspective but also aims to adopt a life course perspective. It explains that the life course approach emphasises the dimension of time ... More


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