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Author Charlesworth, Simon J.

Title A phenomenology of working class experience / Simon J. Charlesworth
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 312 pages)
Series Cambridge cultural social studies
Cambridge cultural social studies.
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
Summary "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 conversations. He applies to these life stories the interpretative tools of philosophy and social theory, drawing in particular on the work of Pierre Bourdieu and Merleau-Ponty, in order to explore the social relations and experiences of a distinct but largely ignored social group."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (. 305-309) and index
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Subject Working class -- England -- Rotherham
Form Electronic book
LC no. 99021510
ISBN 0511011105 (electronic bk.)
0511036914 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
0511489412 (electronic bk.)
0521650666 (hbk.)
9780511011108 (electronic bk.)
9780511036910 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9780511489419 (electronic bk.)
9780521650663 (hbk.)