Chapter 18. Class and the Classes

  1. Chris Williams
  1. Martin Hewitt

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470997147.ch19

A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Britain

A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Britain

How to Cite

Hewitt, M. (2004) Class and the Classes, in A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Britain (ed C. Williams), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470997147.ch19

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631225799

Online ISBN: 9780470997147

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Keywords:

  • nineteenth-century british classes;
  • social fabric;
  • social categorization;
  • social change;
  • working class

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Importance of Class

  • What Is Class?

  • Class as Social Description

  • Trajectories of Class

  • Social Mobility

  • Class as Consciousness

  • Class as Conflict

  • The Limits of Class Assertion

  • Class Accommodations

  • Class as Culture

  • Class as Myth

  • Class and the Future

  • Conclusion