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The Resource Class and contemporary British culture, Anita Biressi, reader in media cultures, University of Roehampton, UK, and Heather Nunn, professor of culture and politics, University of Roehampton, UK

Class and contemporary British culture, Anita Biressi, reader in media cultures, University of Roehampton, UK, and Heather Nunn, professor of culture and politics, University of Roehampton, UK

Label
Class and contemporary British culture
Title
Class and contemporary British culture
Statement of responsibility
Anita Biressi, reader in media cultures, University of Roehampton, UK, and Heather Nunn, professor of culture and politics, University of Roehampton, UK
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How does culture articulate, frame, organise and produce stories about social class and class difference? What do these stories tell us about contemporary models of success, failure, struggle and aspiration? How have class-based labels been revived or newly-minted to categorise the insiders and outsiders of the new 'age of austerity'? Drawing on examples from the 1980s to the present day this book investigates the changing landscape of class and reveals how it has become populated by a host of classed figures including Essex Man and Essex Girl, the 'squeezed middle', the 'sharp-elbowed middle class', the 'feral underclass', the 'white working class', the 'undeserving poor', 'selfish baby boomers' and others. Overall, the book argues that social class, although complicated and highly contested, remains a valid and fruitful route into understanding how contemporary British culture articulates social distinction and social difference and the significant costs and investments at stake for all involved."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Biressi, Anita
Dewey number
305.50941
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN385.5
LC item number
.B48 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Nunn, Heather
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social classes
  • Social classes in mass media
  • Mass media
  • Popular culture
  • Social classes in mass media
Label
Class and contemporary British culture, Anita Biressi, reader in media cultures, University of Roehampton, UK, and Heather Nunn, professor of culture and politics, University of Roehampton, UK
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: beginning the work of class and culture -- Essex: class, aspiration and social mobility -- The revolting "underclass": "you know them when you see them" -- Top of the class: education, capital and choice -- The ones who got away: celebrity life stories of upward social mobility -- The upper classes: visibility, adaptability and change -- "Are you thinking what we're thinking?" : class, immigration and belonging -- Austerity Britain: back to the future -- Afterword: "we are all in this together."
Control code
825047264
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 244 pages
Isbn
9780230240568
Lccn
2013003282
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)825047264
Label
Class and contemporary British culture, Anita Biressi, reader in media cultures, University of Roehampton, UK, and Heather Nunn, professor of culture and politics, University of Roehampton, UK
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: beginning the work of class and culture -- Essex: class, aspiration and social mobility -- The revolting "underclass": "you know them when you see them" -- Top of the class: education, capital and choice -- The ones who got away: celebrity life stories of upward social mobility -- The upper classes: visibility, adaptability and change -- "Are you thinking what we're thinking?" : class, immigration and belonging -- Austerity Britain: back to the future -- Afterword: "we are all in this together."
Control code
825047264
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 244 pages
Isbn
9780230240568
Lccn
2013003282
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)825047264

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