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Author Umney, Charles, author.

Title Class matters : inequality and exploitation in twenty-first century Britain / Charles Umney.

Publication Info. London : Pluto Press, 2018.


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Description 1 online resource (vi, 206 pages) : illustrations
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- 1. The "economy that works for everyone" -- 2. Alien powers : class in Marxist thought -- 3. Changing class dynamics in Britain -- 4. Jobs -- 5. Government -- 6. Class and equality -- 7. Technology -- 8. Media and ideology -- 9. Conclusion.
Summary "Social class remains a fundamental presence in British life in the twenty-first century. It is woven into the very fabric of social and political discourse, undiminished by the end of mass industry; unaugmented despite the ascendancy of 'ordinary working people' and other substitute phrases. Absent from this landscape, however, is any compelling Marxist expression or analysis of class. In Class Matters, Charles Umney brings Marxist analysis out of the 19th century textiles mill, and into the call centres, office blocks and fast food chains of modern Britain. He shows how core Marxist concepts are vital to understanding increasing pay inequality, decreasing job security, increasing routinisation and managerial control of the labour process. Providing a critical analysis of competing perspectives, Umney argues that class must be understood as a dynamic and exploitative process integral to capitalism -- rather than a descriptive categorisation -- in order for us to better understand the gains capital has made at the expense of labour over the last four decades."-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject Social classes -- Great Britain -- 21st century.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General.
Social classes. (OCoLC)fst01122346
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Chronological Term 2000-2099
Added Title Inequality and exploitation in twenty-first century Britain
Other Form: Print version: Umney, Charles. Class matters. London : Pluto Press, 2018 0745337090 (OCoLC)962353273
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