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A phenomenology of working class experience

Author: Simon J Charlesworth
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Series: Cambridge cultural social studies.
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"This moving and challenging book by Simon Charlesworth deals with the personal consequences of poverty and class and the effects of growing up as part of a poor and stigmatized group. Charlesworth examines these themes by focusing on a particular town - Rotherham - in South Yorkshire, England, and using the personal testimony of people who live there, acquired through recorded interviews and notes from  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Simon J Charlesworth
ISBN: 0521650666 9780521650663 0521659159 9780521659154
OCLC Number: 40954107
Description: xi, 312 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: Dead Man's Town --
2. Rotherham: history, demography and place --
3. Class and the objectifying subject: a reflexive sociology of class experience --
4. A landscape with figures? --
5. Understanding the barriers to articulation --
6. Necessity and being working class --
7. The culture of necessity and working class speech --
8. Conclusion.
Series Title: Cambridge cultural social studies.
Responsibility: Simon J. Charlesworth.
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This book addresses the personal effects of poverty, social deprivation and inequality using a phenomenological approach.  Read more...

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'An exemplary study of contemporary working-class life ... intense and affecting.' Sociology

 
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