Challenges to class analysis in the 21st century

Social inequality currently gets a lot of attention, but sociologists appear less visible in discussions about inequality than what one would expect.

Has this something to do with the understanding of class or the use of the class concept in research? Can the sociological research on this topic be improved?

The classes and elites research seminar invites two prominent scholars of class analysis, Kim Weeden and Janne O. Jonsson, to address these questions based on the theoretical framework of micro classes.


University of Cornell/University of Oxford


Janne O. Jonsson (University of Oxford): "Micro-classes as a mechanism for intergenerational reproduction."

Kim Weeden (University of Cornell): "Why it's a good bet that our children will be professors, too."


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Publisert 2. mai 2016 16:56 - Sist endret 23. apr. 2019 15:55