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 Charles Wright Mills: power, craftsmainship, and private troubles and public issues

Charles Wright Mills was one of the most influential radical social theorists and critics in twentieth century America. Here we focus on his connecting of private troubles and public issues; his exploration of power relationships; and his approach to ‘doing’ … Continue reading

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Having Less, Giving More – The Influence of Social Class on Prosocial Behavior

Read Lower social class (or socioeconomic status) is associated with fewer resources, greater exposure to threat, and a reduced sense of personal control. Given these life circumstances, one might expect lower-class individuals to engage in less prosocial behavior, prioritizing self-interest … Continue reading

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Popular representations of the Working Class – contested Identities and Social Change

Read This review critically explores media representations of working class people and working class lives. Drawing on various studies, as well as other examples from different forms of media, it argues firstly that there is prevalence of derogatory images which … Continue reading

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The relations of Learning and Student Social Class – toward re-socializing Sociocultural Learning Theory

Read Although social groups have long been the subject of Vygotskian-inspired research, as in Luria’s early study of urban, rural and homeless children, there has been little work on low-income learners as a social group within the activity context of … Continue reading

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