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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Class in Contemporary Britain

Edition 2nd Edition
ISBN 9780230238664
Publication Date March 2011
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

Substantially re-written and updated, this new edition continues to highlight the importance of class to sociological study. Examining key theory and fascinating research, it now explores social mobility, class transformations and the importance of culture to class formation. This is invaluable reading for those studying class in modern Britain.

KEN ROBERTS Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work Studies at the University of Liverpool, UK. He is the author of many books, including Leisure and Lifestyle, Leisure in Contemporary Society 2e, The Leisure Industries and Youth in Transition. He is a former chair of the World Leisure Research Commission and he is currently president of ISA RC13 (Sociology of Leisure). He was a member of the HEFCE RAE Panels for Sports-Related Studies in 1996 and 2001.

Class Schemes and scales
Economic Change
The Working Class
Intermediate Classes
The Middle Class
the Upper Class
Social Mobility


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