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Social Class
A presentation by Bethanie Roughley and Namra Amer
GLOBAL SHIFTS
• Class continues to be important part of social
identity
• Growing polarization in economic class structure...
Contemporary discourses of
classlessness
Class relation construction
• Class relations are constructed through patterns of
.
• Consumption is no less than producti...
Triumph of individualism
New ways of envisioning class.
• Class is part of micro politics of peoples lives
• Q. Extent to which collective class-co...
Recognizing class in individual
lives
We must “classify the classifiers”
• Academic texts are always middle class texts as...
Mothers making sense
We all now share the problems of living in a world risk society. The
world is constantly under assaul...
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  1. 1. Social Class A presentation by Bethanie Roughley and Namra Amer
  2. 2. GLOBAL SHIFTS • Class continues to be important part of social identity • Growing polarization in economic class structure over the past 30 years (westguard 1996) • polarization (or polarisation) refers to the divergence of political attitudes to ideological extremes. • Since 1980 the disposable income of the richest 10% had increased 62% whereas the poorest 10% has decreased 10%.
  3. 3. Contemporary discourses of classlessness
  4. 4. Class relation construction • Class relations are constructed through patterns of . • Consumption is no less than production is aclassed and classifying process. • One of the most divisive exclusionary mechanisms of the 1990s is the of some of the working classes, predominantly lone mothers and children as underclass. • The working class rarely chose the discourses within which they position themselves • Produced by more powerful in society
  5. 5. Triumph of individualism
  6. 6. New ways of envisioning class. • Class is part of micro politics of peoples lives • Q. Extent to which collective class-consciousness ever existed class – always been a social a;ter • View class as powerfully initialized and continually played out in interaction with others across social fields. • Understanding of class needs to be much broader than the economic scope.
  7. 7. Recognizing class in individual lives We must “classify the classifiers” • Academic texts are always middle class texts as academics are a privilege group. Working class- failing to achieve the power to contribute to dominant discourses/ even marginal ones • Lack public forums which to give their own accounts
  8. 8. Mothers making sense We all now share the problems of living in a world risk society. The world is constantly under assault. Media brought events and crisis happening almost everywhere in our living rooms. • A reason for sharing concerns is that certain global problems require global solutions. • Acting alone, governments cannot protect their borders, territories or the lives and well-being of their citizens from a number of situations. = Only collaboration between governments and regulations at the global level can provide genuine solutions. • The impact of global industrialization on the planet's biosphere explains shared, global nature of many problems. • Rich and poor have driven to abuse their own environments. 'the world's growing environmental problems are connecting the lives of people in very different societies ... it is ultimately impossible to hide oneself away from these phenomena altogether'.

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