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more sociology from the daily mail (well – the lse actually… but nowhere as beautifully presented as here)

11.04.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

I think the commonly used phrase is “You couldn’t make it up”… http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2479271/1-000-years-invaded-need-Norman-like-Darcy-Percy-ahead.html Yes – the same families that were at the top of the social pecking order following 1066 are still there 2013.  This is surprising if one thinks of events like the Industrial Revolution in crudely Marxist terms as radical overturn of a ...

daily mail on middle class whiteness and the purity of language

10.11.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

The Daily Mail  really should come with a subtitle “The Sociologist’s Friend” – it is a spring  of examples to be used in undergraduate teaching, e.g. on race and class. Here the Mail’s Nick Harding is deeply concerned about the spread of inner city London accents into the Shires. With her ear glued to her ...

the daily mail explains why majority of britons don’t see themselves as middle class

10.05.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

The majority of Britons still see themselves, decades after de-industrialisation, as “working class”. Why? It’s simple: to be middle class it’s not enough to have a slightly-above-average income, hold down a white-collar job, have been to university and prefer red wine over beer: you need a nanny, a gardener and a cleaner     ...

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