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'Globalization and Belonging's headline message - that place matters, that locality remains vital to people, is arresting' - Frank Webster, Professor of Sociology, City University, London Drawing on long-term empirical research into cultural practices, lifestyles and identities, Globalization and Belonging explores how far-reaching global changes are articulated locally. The authors address key sociological issues of stratification as analysis alongside 'cultural' issues of identity, difference, choice and lifestyle. Their original argument: " Shows how globalisation theory conceives of the 'local'" Reveals that people have a sense of elective belonging based on where they choose to put down roots " Suggests that the feel of a place is much more strongly influenced by the values and lifestyles of those migrating to it" reinvigorates debates in urban and community studies by recovering the 'local' as an intrinsic aspect of globalisationTheoretically rigorous, the book is brought to life with direct quotations from the authors' research, and appeals to students in urban sociology, urban geography, media studies and cultural studies.

Work Cultures and Social Ties
Work cultures and social ties

It is all too evident that people's life chances depend critically on their social class, certainly in more stark ways than three decades ago (Savage 2000). Increased polarisation in the economic rewards associated with professional and managerial occupations on the one hand, and routine non-manual and manual occupations on the other, is related to a wide range of other inequalities, such as those in health and longevity (Bartley 2004). Sociologists have often emphasised that people's experience of different kinds of work extend into their domestic and leisure lives, with the result that experiences of class at work were linked to broader processes of class formation (see generally Savage et al. 1992; Giddens 1973). Parker's (1976, 1983) ...

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