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C.Hugrée, E.Penissat et A.Spire, Social class in europe - CRESPPA - UMR 7217



Cédric Hugrée, Etienne Penissat and Alexis Spire, Social class in europe : new inequalities in the old world, translated by Rachel Gomme and Sanya Pelini, Brooklyn : Verso Books, April 2020, 224 p.

Over the last ten years the issue of Europe has been placed at the centre of major political conflicts, revealing profound splits in society. These splits are represented in terms of an opposition between those countries on the losing and those on the winning sides of globalisation. Inequalities beyond those nations are critically absent from the debate.

Based on major European statistical surveys, the new research in this work presents a map of social classes inspired by Pierre Bourdieu’s sociology. It reveals the common features of the working class, the intermediate class and the privileged class in Europe. National features combine with social inequalities, through an account of the social distance between specific groups in nations in the north and in the countries of the south and east of Europe. The book ends with a reflection on the conditions that would be required for the emergence of a Europe-wide social movement.

- ISBN : 9781788736282
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- Vincenzo Maccarrone, The Global Labour Journal, Vol. 13 No. 1, January 2022.
doi : 10.15173/glj.v13i1.4969
- Fausto Corvino, The Social Science Journal, Published online : 08 Dec 2021.
doi : 10.1080/03623319.2021.2014212
- Mike Savage, Acta Sociologica, May 2021.
doi :10.1177/00016993211012938

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