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Class in contemporary Britain: comparing the Cultural Capital and Social Exclusion (CCSE) project and the Great British Class Survey (GBCS)

Silva, Elizabeth (2015). Class in contemporary Britain: comparing the Cultural Capital and Social Exclusion (CCSE) project and the Great British Class Survey (GBCS). Sociological Review, 63(2) pp. 373–392.

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Abstract

The paper discusses the salience of class in Britain in relation to the experiment of the BBC–academic partnership of the Great British Class Survey (GBCS). It addresses the claimed inauguration of a third phase in class analysis in the UK sparked by the experiment. This is done by considering three main issues. First, the GBCS experiment is situated in the context of various explorations of cultural class analyses, and chiefly in relation to the Cultural Capital and Social Exclusion (CCSE) project (ESRC funded 2003–6). Secondly, the focus is on the influence of the academic turn to big data for the procedures and claims of the project, and some implications of the methodological choices. Thirdly, attention is turned to the deleterious effects of commercial and institutional pressures on the current research culture in which the experiment exists.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2015 The Author
ISSN: 1467-954X
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change. (D-08-040-TB)RES-577-28-0001ESRC
Keywords: class; cultural capital; social exclusion; CCSE; GBCS; Great Britain
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Sociology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 44186
Depositing User: Elizabeth Silva
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2015 09:16
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2019 19:34
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/44186
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