Handbook of Sociological TheoryHandbook of Sociological Theory



Richard Sennett: Is Shame the Hidden Injury of Class? Although The Hidden Injuries of Class (Sennett & Cobb, 1972) carries a powerful message, it is not easy to summarize. The narrative concerns quotes from interviews and the authors' ...

Author: Jonathan H. Turner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387324586

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Sociology is experiencing what can only be described as hyperdifferentiation of theories - there are now many approaches competing for attention in the intellectual arena . From this perspective, we should see a weeding out of theories to a small number, but this is not likely to occur because each of the many theoretical perspectives has a resource base of adherents. As a result, theories in sociology do not compete head on with each other as much as they coexist. This seminal reference work was brought together with an eye to capturing the diversity of theoretical activity in sociology - specifically the forefront of theory. Contributors describe what they themselves are doing right now rather than what others have done in the past. The goal of this volume is to allow prominent theorists working in a variety of traditions - who wouldn't usually come together - to review their work. The chapters in this volume represent a mix of theoretical orientations and strategies, but these these theories are diverse and represent the prominent theoretical discussions in sociology today. Some areas included are: Section I: Theoretical Methodologies and Strategies Section II: The Cultural Turn in Sociological Theorizing Section III: Theorizing Interaction Processes Section IV: Theorizing from the Systemic and Macrolevel Section V: New Directions in Evolutionary Theorizing Section VI: Theorizing on Power, Conflict, and Change SectionVII: Theorizing from Assumptions of Rationality This handbook will be of interest to those wanting a broad spectrum and overview of late 20th - early 21st century sociological theory.

Growing up Working ClassGrowing up Working Class



Finally, the book demonstrates the connections between working-class attitudes toward schooling, sports, politics, and economics.

Author: Thomas J. Gorman

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 3319588974

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This enlightening auto-ethnography examines how social class (and other social institutions and structures) affect how people grow up. Primarily, the book investigates how American children and young adults are impacted by the "hidden injuries" of class, and offers a rich description of how these injuries manifest and curdle later in life. Thomas J. Gorman provides sociological explanations for the phenomenon of the so-called "angry white man," and engages with this phenomenon as it relates to the rise of recent populist political figures such as Donald J. Trump. He also examines how and why white working class people tend to lash out at the wrong social forces and support political action that works against their own interests. Finally, the book demonstrates the connections between working-class attitudes toward schooling, sports, politics, and economics.

Growing up Working ClassGrowing up Working Class



Hidden Injuries and the Development of Angry White Men and Women Thomas J. Gorman. by their bootstraps now was offering a socio-economic structural analysis to explain white working-class economic displacement.

Author: Thomas J. Gorman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319588988

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This enlightening auto-ethnography examines how social class (and other social institutions and structures) affect how people grow up. Primarily, the book investigates how American children and young adults are impacted by the "hidden injuries" of class, and offers a rich description of how these injuries manifest and curdle later in life. Thomas J. Gorman provides sociological explanations for the phenomenon of the so-called "angry white man," and engages with this phenomenon as it relates to the rise of recent populist political figures such as Donald J. Trump. He also examines how and why white working class people tend to lash out at the wrong social forces and support political action that works against their own interests. Finally, the book demonstrates the connections between working-class attitudes toward schooling, sports, politics, and economics.

A Twenty first Century Approach to Teaching Social JusticeA Twenty first Century Approach to Teaching Social Justice



8 HELPING COLLEGE STUDENTS EXPLORE THE HIDDEN INJURIES OF SOCIAL CLASS DeMethra LaSha Bradley and Robert J. Nash Introduction We are two educators , both inside and outside of the formal classroom setting , at a prestigious public ...

Author: Richard Greggory Johnson III

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 1433105136

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Page: 236

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A Twenty-first Century Approach to Teaching Social Justice: Educating for Both Advocacy and Action defines social justice in terms of the marginalization of groups including women, people of color, queers, working class/poor individuals, and individuals with disabilities. Sixteen original chapters provide new and insightful perspectives on topics ranging from global transgender awareness and action to religious pluralism. Essential reading for anyone concerned about the state of equality in our society, this book will provide undergraduate and graduate students, as well as other readers, with an awareness of various social justice issues and how to develop strategies for social change.

The Hidden FoundationThe Hidden Foundation



Bourdieu ( 1988 , 44 ) notes that only 6.7 percent of French professors come from working - class families . ... This principle , that of the " hidden injuries of class , " is adopted from the book of that title ( Sennett and Cobb 1973 ) ...

Author: David E. James

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816627045

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Ranging from the earliest days of the cinema to the present, The Hidden Foundation reestablishes class as a fundamental aspect of film history. Featuring prominent film scholars and historians, this volume is unique in its international scope, diversity of perspectives and methodologies, and the sweep of its analysis. The Hidden Foundation begins with a review of the history of class in social and political thought, going on to chronicle its disappearance from film and cultural studies. Subsequent essays consider topics ranging from American and Soviet silent film through Chinese and American film in the fifties, to the restructuring of the working class that was a feature of films of the 1980s in both the United States and Great Britain.

Shades of SpringsteenShades of Springsteen



“Used Cars” and the Hidden Injuries of Class In a superb 1972 book, The Hidden Injuries of Class, the authors Richard Sennett and Jonathan Cobb examined the ways in which America's working class suffers not only material deprivation but ...

Author: John Massaro

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9781978816183

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One of the secrets to Bruce Springsteen’s enduring popularity over the past fifty years is the way fans feel a deep personal connection to his work. Yet even as the connection often stays grounded in details from his New Jersey upbringing, Springsteen’s music references a rich array of personalities from John Steinbeck to Amadou Diallo and beyond, inspiring fans to seek out and connect with a whole world’s worth of art, literature, and life stories. In this unique blend of memoir and musical analysis, John Massaro reflects on his experiences as a lifelong fan of The Boss and one of the first professors to design a college course on Springsteen’s work. Focusing on five of the Jersey rocker’s main themes—love, masculinity, sports, politics, and the power of music—he shows how they are represented in Springsteen’s lyrics and shares stories from his own life that powerfully resonate with those lyrics. Meanwhile, paying tribute to Springsteen’s inclusive vision, he draws connections among figures as seemingly disparate as James Joyce, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Thomas Aquinas, Bobby Darin, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Shades of Springsteen offers a deeply personal take on the musical and cultural legacies of an American icon.

The Wire in the College ClassroomThe Wire in the College Classroom



To address other components of cultural inequality, Sennett and Cobb's canonical book The Hidden Injuries of Class is particularly valuable. In this qualitative study of working-class families in Boston, the authors find that, ...

Author: Karen Dillon

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476619675

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The Wire’s provocative subject matter, layered narrative and explicit critiques of American socio-economic institutions make it one of the most teachable television series in recent years. This collection of new essays offers practical examples for implementing The Wire in the college classroom as a cultural text to engage students in critical and creative inquiry. The essays provide a disciplinary framework for using the series in media studies, writing and narrative, ethics and rhetoric, and education and literacy. Each essay details the pedagogical goals of teaching the series or specific episodes, how it was employed in class and student responses to the material. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Class in America H PClass in America H P



HIDDEN INJURIES OF CLASS , THE 351 and values that are in direct conflict with their own interests , they rebel and strike out , attempting to assert their will through mass uprisings . The other approach is for the dominant group to ...

Author: Robert E. Weir

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313337217

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Page: 999

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Entries address people, terms, and concepts that help to define social class in America, exploring how perception of class has changed over the years and how class is addressed in politics and contemporary culture.

Politics and the Hidden Injuries of GenderPolitics and the Hidden Injuries of Gender



The title of this paper is taken from Sennett and Cobb's 1972 study , The Hidden Injuries of Class , which depicts the existential crisis of blue - collar workers who are upwardly mobile , increasingly detached from their class origins ...

Author: Thelma McCormack

Publisher: Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women

ISBN: UCAL:B3806282

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Class Politics and the Decline of Deference in England 1968 2000Class Politics and the Decline of Deference in England 1968 2000



the 'hidden injuries of class' had been painful, but they had found ways of dealing with them. The value of authenticity, of being true to your roots as well as your current situation in life, gave these women a way to reconcile some of ...

Author: Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192540713

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In late twentieth-century England, inequality was rocketing, yet some have suggested that the politics of class was declining in significance, while others argue that class identities lost little power. Neither interpretation is satisfactory: class remained important to 'ordinary' people's narratives about social change and their own identities throughout the period 1968-2000, but in changing ways. Using self-narratives drawn from a wide range of sources - the raw materials of sociological studies, transcripts from oral history projects, Mass Observation, and autobiography - the book examines class identities and narratives of social change between 1968 and 2000, showing that by the end of the period, class was often seen as an historical identity, related to background and heritage, and that many felt strict class boundaries had blurred quite profoundly since 1945. Class snobberies 'went underground', as many people from all backgrounds began to assert that what was important was authenticity, individuality, and ordinariness. In fact, Sutcliffe-Braithwaite argues that it is more useful to understand the cultural changes of these years through the lens of the decline of deference, which transformed people's attitudes towards class, and towards politics. The study also examines the claim that Thatcher and New Labour wrote class out of politics, arguing that this simple - and highly political - narrative misses important points. Thatcher was driven by political ideology and necessity to try to dismiss the importance of class, while the New Labour project was good at listening to voters - particularly swing voters in marginal seats - and echoing back what they were increasingly saying about the blurring of class lines and the importance of ordinariness. But this did not add up to an abandonment of a majoritarian project, as New Labour reoriented their political project to emphasize using the state to empower the individual.

Envelopes of SoundEnvelopes of Sound



You know The Hidden Injuries of Class by Cobb and Sennett? You know this book, don't you? Grele: Yes. It's a terrible book. Terkel: Didn't you like it? It got clobbered recently. Henry just read it, I didn't think it was too bad.

Author: Ronald J. Grele

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275941840

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Prior to the publication of Envelopes of Sound oral history was regarded as an archival practice and interviews were considered the repositories of data. Envelopes shows that the interview is a series of dialectical relationships embedded in language, social practice, and historical imagination.

GentrificationGentrification



This book reconnects class and the urban through an ethnographically detailed analysis of a neighbourhood undergoing gentrification which historicises class formation, critiques policy processes and offers a new sociological insight into ...

Author: Kirsteen Paton

Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers

ISBN: 1472418514

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This book reconnects class and the urban through an ethnographically detailed analysis of a neighbourhood undergoing gentrification which historicises class formation, critiques policy processes and offers a new sociological insight into gentrification from the perspective of working-class residents. This ethnography of everyday working-class neighbourhood life in the UK serves to challenge denigrated depictions which are used to justify the use of gentrification-based restructuring. By exploring the relationship between urban processes and working-class communities via gentrification, it reveals the 'hidden rewards' as well as the 'hidden injuries' of class in post-industrial neighbourhoods.

Grounding SecurityGrounding Security



A man born in poverty who has made it into the middle class is still obsessed by the disorder and even violence of his ... 40 Richard Sennett and Jonathan Cobb ( 1972 ) , The Hidden Injuries of Class ( New York : Vintage ) , p .

Author: Carol Weisbrod

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754623556

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In examining mechanisms currently conceived as affording security, Weisbrod considers both emotional and financial components - such as the role of the family and insurance. The book also explores the use of state power in its provision of security for individuals, outlining the different ways in which this can be done.

The Hidden Life of GirlsThe Hidden Life of Girls



... and are vulnerable to experiencing gender-specific forms of “hidden injuries of class” – feelings of inadequacy when one contrasts oneself to others. Sarah, who was working class and was not attending the dance class, ...

Author: Majorie Harness Goodwin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405178297

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Winner of the Best Book of 2008 from The International Gender and Language Association In this ground-breaking ethnography of girls on a playground, Goodwin offers a window into their complex social worlds. Combats stereotypes that have dominated theories on female moral development by challenging the notion that girls are inherently supportive of each other Examines the stances that girls on a playground in a multicultural school setting assume and shows how they position themselves in their peer groups Documents the language practices and degradation rituals used to sanction friends and to bully others Part of the Blackwell Studies in Discourse and Culture Series