Editor's Introduction: Class, affect, margins

Emery, Jay, Powell, Ryan and Crookes, Lee (2023) Editor's Introduction: Class, affect, margins. The Sociological Review . ISSN 2754-1371

Class, Affect, Margins
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While academic attention to class has fluctuated in tandem with wider social struggles, it invariably returns from relative quiet periods with a renewed vigour, reasserting its usefulness in understanding and connecting unequal social transformations. Contributions here look to extend class analysis toward the affective and emotional dynamics of social life in a period of social polarisation and fragmented class politics. In this introduction we advocate for a renewed critical discussion on class trajectories and transformations across social sciences, everyday life and political economic agendas. We are prompted here by the contributions of the collection, which inspire a (re-)exploration of the interrelations between fields of action in their approaches to class. The discussion is structured around three processes central to contemporary class relations: reconfigurations of class(es); the (de-)homogenisation of meanings and feelings of class; and the reconstitution and historicization of margins and inequality

Keywords:class, affect, social inequality
Subjects:L Social studies > L300 Sociology
L Social studies > L700 Human and Social Geography
Divisions:College of Science > School of Life and Environmental Sciences > Department of Geography
ID Code:53080
Deposited On:10 Jan 2023 09:18

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