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Any sociological description is an organisation of perspectives which necessarily throws certain ideas out of focus. The sociology of deviance has characteristically ignored one major quality of crime, its capacity to inflict distress upon people. Not all crimes impose suffering, and not all...
The theme of this paper is that the content, form, location and social role of utopia vary with the material conditions in which people live. These variations have been obscured by definitions of utopia in terms of its function in catalysing social change, which has also produced the illusion...
This paper takes issue with the thesis of embourgeoisement in all its various manifestations; from its initial presumption of manual workers having become normatively as well as materially enhanced, to its most recent version depicting the working class as beset by predatory acquisitiveness and...
Part-time further education has been described as an `alternative route' for those from less favourable educational and social backgrounds. The concept of the `alternative route' is examined critically, and two interpretations of it are tested on data collected from a sample of adult males in...
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