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Snobbery

Published

12 Dec 2018

Page count

174 pages

Series

21st Century Standpoints

ISBN

978-1447340348

Dimensions

216 x 138 mm

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Published

12 Dec 2018

Page count

174 pages

Series

21st Century Standpoints

ISBN

978-1447340379

Dimensions

216 x 138 mm

Imprint

Policy Press
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Published

12 Dec 2018

Page count

174 pages

Series

21st Century Standpoints

ISBN

978-1447340362

Dimensions

216 x 138 mm

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Policy Press
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Snobbery is a more serious matter than some may think: the arguments around Brexit and Trump show that accusations of snobbery have become part of political discourse and public sentiment, building social divisions and reflecting deeper issues of class inequality.

Social class is not simply about wealth, health and life-chances but also about everyday social experience, such as being included or excluded. As social inequality grows, snobbery is becoming ever more pertinent.

This book takes a fresh and engaging look at this key issue, drawing on literature, popular culture and autobiography as well as sociology and history. David Morgan explores the complex history and different varieties of snobbery as well as its all-pervasive character to reveal why, despite claims about the openness of our society, it is still a matter of public concern.

Introduction: Snobbery and why it matters

Snobberies of position

Snobberies of possession

Varieties of snobbery

Snobbery and social class

Political and social dramas

Snobbery and everyday life

''David Morgan applies his considerable sociological imagination to everyday life which both challenges and delights. His analysis of the processes and persistence of snobbery is no exception.'' Sue Scott, University of York

"A delicious literary feast of research evidence, amusing anecdotes, personal reflection, and clever argument....a great and highly enjoyable read." Diane Reay, University of Cambridge

''While many books on inequality allude to snobbery and address overlapping issues, this is the first to be written on the subject that draws upon social science.'' Andrew Sayer, Lancaster University