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By Anita Biressi; Heather Nunn

How does tradition articulate, body, organise and convey tales approximately social type and sophistication distinction? What do those tales let us know approximately modern versions of luck, failure, fight and aspiration? How have class-based labels been revived or newly-minted to classify the insiders and outsiders of the hot 'age of austerity'? Drawing on examples from the Eighties to the current day this e-book investigates the altering panorama of sophistication and divulges the way it has develop into populated via a bunch of classed figures together with Essex guy and Essex woman, the 'squeezed middle', the 'sharp-elbowed heart class', the 'feral underclass', the 'white operating class', the 'undeserving poor', 'selfish child boomers' and others. total, the e-book argues that social classification, even though complex and hugely contested, continues to be a legitimate and fruitful path into realizing how modern British tradition articulates social contrast and social distinction and the numerous bills and investments at stake for all concerned.

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