Kevin Geay: Splitting Hairs? Theoretical and Methodological Lessons from Sociological Works on Rich People’s Problems
Drawing on both his own ethnography of the French bourgeoisie, as well as a number of contributions particularly from French sociology, Kevin Geay discusses important lessons for the sociology of elites.
We know what kind of obstacles encounter popular classes when it comes to voting, mobilizing, taking legal action, etc., but we know little of those encountered by the upper classes. Since the 2010s, such observation has led more social scientists to try and take «rich people’s problems» seriously. This approach opens avenues of research, but raises new methodological difficulties.
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