Beverley is one of the foremost feminist sociologists in the world, and brings to Lancaster a wealth of experience addressing the multi-dimensional nature of inequality. Her book Formations of Class and Gender has been profoundly significant in drawing attention to the intersections between class and gender inequality, as experienced by working class young women dealing with the vulnerabilities of daily life in harsh conditions. In recent years, supported by numerous grants and fellowships, she has explored the relationship between moral values and economic value through pioneering studies of traditional and social media: reality television and Facebook. She sees digital tracking and trading as one of the major ways in which inequality is being forged, as some groups are targeted for debt trade. Alongside her world leading intellectual contributions, Beverley has been a major change maker and transformative leader. Sociology People Beverley Skeggs.
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Account Options Sign in. My library Help Advanced Book Search. View eBook. Psychology Press Amazon. Class, Self, Culture. Beverley Skeggs. Psychology Press , - Social Science - pages. Class, Self, Culture puts class back on the map in a novel way by taking a new look at how class is made and given value through culture.
It shows how different classes become attributed with value, enabling culture to be deployed as a resource and as a form of property, which has both use-value to the person and exchange-value in systems of symbolic and economic exchange. The book shows how class has not disappeared, but is known and spoken in a myriad of different ways, always working through other categorisations of nation, race, gender and sexuality and across different sites: through popular culture, political rhetoric and academic theory.
In particular attention is given to how new forms of personhood are being generated through mechanisms of giving value to culture, and how what we come to know and assume to be a 'self' is always a classed formation. Analysing four processes: of inscription, institutionalisation, perspective-taking and exchange relationships, it challenges recent debates on reflexivity, risk, rational-action theory, individualisation and mobility, by showing how these are all reliant on fixing some people in place so that others can move.
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Centre for Alternatives to Social and Economic Inequalities. Data Science Institute. E-mail: Show email. Beverley is one of the foremost feminist sociologists in the world, and brings to Lancaster a wealth of experience addressing the multi-dimensional nature of inequality.