- Created by: timid_silence19
- Created on: 11-06-19 13:28
Power is the ability to impose your will over others. This is defined by class power, your position in society, and command respect. Members of the working-class would seek to protect advantages given and enhance share of rewards.
Tries to measure social class instead of focusing just on income. Includes an 11 point framework to try to measure and understand social class.
Barron and Norris
Describe the concept of a dual labour market. The primary market generally has good conditions and high pay scales. The secondary market has low status and lack of power.
The middle-class have recognised skills based on educational, professional, and social qualifications. The working-class can only sell their labour and are vulnerable to technological change - skills not valued, insecure job prospects.
Rex and Thomlinson
Ethnic minorities expereince low class and low status which are compounded by racism and lack party. As a result, a black underclass has developed in many British cities and is one that feels frustrated and alienated from society. This is linked to the problems of police racism and inner-city rioting.