Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class Audible Audiolibro – Versión íntegra
In modern Britain, the working class has become an object of fear and ridicule. From Little Britain's Vicky Pollard to the demonization of Jade Goody, media and politicians alike dismiss as feckless, criminalized and ignorant a vast, underprivileged swathe of society whose members have become stereotyped by one, hate-filled word: chavs. In this acclaimed investigation, Owen Jones explores how the working class has gone from 'salt of the earth' to 'scum of the earth.' Exposing the ignorance and prejudice at the heart of the chav caricature, he portrays a far more complex reality. The chav stereotype, he argues, is used by governments as a convenient fig leaf to avoid genuine engagement with social and economic problems and to justify widening inequality. When Chavs was first published in 2011 it opened up the discussion of class in Britain. Then, in the public debate after the riots of that summer, Owen Jones's thesis was proved right - the working class were the scapegoats for everything that was wrong with Britain. This new edition includes a new chapter, reflecting on the overwhelming response to the book and the situation in Britain today.
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|Duración del título||11 horas y 15 minutos|
|Fecha de lanzamiento en Audible.es||marzo 30, 2017|
|Tipo de programa||Audiolibro|
|Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon|| nº3,626 en Audible Libros y Originales (Ver el Top 100 en Audible Libros y Originales) |
nº8 en Historia de Gran Bretaña
nº18 en Política pública
nº29 en Sociología (Audible Libros y Originales)
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El estado de conservación del libro , lamentable, nada cuidado..
Por lo demás muy bien , plazos de entrega aceptables.
Describe con varios ejemplos y experiencias la situación de la clase obrera en el Reino Unido y lo pone en situación en el mundo.
Reseñas más importantes de otros países
Essentially, it is a sociological account that includes empirical analysis, backed up by detailed research into both how the working class is considered by others, and how they themselves are making their way through the world in an increasingly hostile environment towards them.
The book, probably unknowingly, considers Weber's three sociological requiements that are needed for understanding the social world - namely in this work, there is a thorough analysis of class, status and power. Indeed, Owen Jones unpacks these relations and very adequately joins them up.
At the same time, one could argue, the book also examines the interplay between the three critical realist requirements of good sociology - SAC - structure, agency and culture.
He then, quite rightly, in the Marxist tradition, assigns primacy to class relations and indeed utilises the basic Marxist definintion of what constitutes class itself (the selling of labour power, ownership of means of production etc.) throughout the book.
What is really refreshing about this book is that the author describes, analyses and updates how the current work class is situated in the overall social structure in modern neo-liberalist Britain. Unlike some dinosaur left wing writers, Owen Jones does acknowledge that the new working class is now predominantly constituted of shop workers, call centre agents, cleaners, admin staff along with the (declining) production workers population.
What this book does best is putting class relations, firmly back on the political agenda. I agree with his premise that identity politics has often overshadowed the root causes of our current scary predicament - namely the on-going power and wealth of the few, and not the many.
Overall it’s a popular book for a reason, it’s relatively well done but certain parts are unnecessary, personally I found the sizeable preface of 35 pages wildly unnecessary and somewhat self congratulatory as well as then 3 pages of great reviews in a book you’ve already bought.
A missed opportunity to open a dialogue with conservatives on the important issue of social and economic mobility.
Liberals telling other liberals how right they are, and how “the poor people deserve better”.
When will be be able to begin a real conversation about real issues instead of being berated by middle class armchair liberals.