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Volume 37 "Rethinking Class and Social Difference” edited by Barry Eidlin and Michael McCarthy available now!
Rethinking Class and Social Difference brings together contributions from scholars developing new social scientific and theoretical approaches to a wide range of differing forms of social difference and inequality, especially as they are rooted in and informed by the political economy of capitalism. These include race, nationalism, sexuality, professional classes, domestic employment, digital communication and uneven economic development.
The volume is brought together by a focus on how seemingly class-neutral processes of social difference and inequality are deeply related to class inequality. Ultimately, the volume argues for a brave rethinking of the ways that class and other forms of social difference are bound together. Read the introduction by Eidlin and McCarthy.