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作者 Kabler, Brent Alan
書名 Class in context: The spatial dimensions of class consciousness. Evidence from the English elections, 1979--1992
國際標準書號 0599805021
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說明 273 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 61-05, Section: A, page: 2017
Supervisor: David Wood
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Missouri - Columbia, 2000
This dissertation seeks to unite concerns arising from speculative philosophy originating in Marx with empirical analysis of class-based consciousness, attitudes, ideology, and behavior. Part I (Chapters I to IV) begins with an examination of the decline of class as a meaningful or useful concept within academia. We argue for the resurrection of the concept via a return to categories central to Marxism, with particular attention to the problem of theoretically apprehending the complex mediations between structure, consciousness, agency, determination, and contingency
Part II attempts to "operationalize" the concerns developed in Part I. Three competing positions are critically examined in light of available empirical evidence: (1) Poststructuralism: theories associated with the notion that former large-scale structures of middle capitalism are in the process of dissolution, and are being replaced with a multiplicity of fortuitous associations based on nothing more than happenstance. (2) New Stucturalism: Class has been supplemented with a variety of cross-cutting cleavages that compete for political loyalties, and serve to offer competing ideological non-class based interpretations and prescriptive judgments of the political universe. (3) Class Structuralism: class remains an essential and primary feature of advanced capitalism, and human experience within class-based societies continues to be reflected in political attitudes and behavior
School code: 0133
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 61-05A
主題 Political Science, General
Sociology, Social Structure and Development
Sociology, Theory and Methods
Alt Author University of Missouri - Columbia
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