I’ve always had an ambivalent relationship to the idea of late modernity. It was the work of Bauman, Beck and Giddens which drew me into Sociology, presenting a till then cynical philosophy student with the possibility that one could meaningfully engage with the world and diagnose the times in a philosophical register. […]
This is an excellent lecture by Mike Savage. It’s particularly interesting to hear him reflect on the ‘coming crisis’ paper almost 10 years on. Would anyone now deny that he and Roger Burrows were correct?
In the final chapter of Social Class in the 21st Century, Mike Savage stresses the need to place processes of social classification under the spotlight and assert their political significance. As he puts it on page 403, this entails the “social sciences getting their hands dirty and seeking to wrest […]
Mike Savage has posted a thoughtful essay on the Stratification & Culture Research Network blog reflecting on Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century. There’s a lot of interest here but the element that really intrigued me was the discussion of Piketty’s methodology and how it relates to current trends […]