This book looks at the changes that caused the crisis in the study of class and shows how new, vibrant theories have appeared that will drive forward our understanding of history and sociology.
Dworkin traces contemporary understanding of social class and argues that claims about its lack of importance in modern society are incorrect. He works to discuss its status as an explanatory concept for historians, sociologists and those studying culture. In doing so, he examines contemporary discussions and debates to assess the position of class now and through history.
PART 1: CLASSICAL FOUNDATIONS
1. The Making of Class
2. Class and Class Consciousness
PART 2: CULTURE AGAINST SOCIETY
3. The Cultural Turn
4. From Social to Cultural History
5. The Language of Class
PART 3: FOREGROUNDING OTHERS
6. Foregrounding Gender
7. Foregrounding Race
8. Class and Beyond.
Dennis Dworkin is Associate Professor and Department Chair of the History Department of the Universityof Nevada, Reno. He teaches courses in British and Irish history, intellectual history, and cultural theory. His previous publications include (coedited with Leslie G. Roman), Views Beyond the Border Country: Raymond Williams and Cultural Politics (1993) and Cultural Marxism and Postwar Britain: History, the New Left and the Origins of Cultural Studies (1997).