In a divided 21st Century Britain, how do we define class? Is it even something worth talking about?
Based on a BBC survey with over 160,000 responses, sociologists Mike Savage and Fiona Devine have developed a new model of class based on Bourdieu’s three forms of capital: economic, social and cultural. You can estimate which of their seven classes you belong to using the BBC’s class calculator here. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22000973 But is Bourdieu’s model the best way of talking about class? And what does it all mean for bringing about political change?
The study can be found here. http://soc.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/03/12/0038038513481128.full.pdf