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This new edition of this classic text from one of the major figures of world sociology includes an introduction published in English for the first time. In Norbert Elias's hands, a local community study of tense relations between an established group and outsiders becomes a microcosm that illuminates a wide range of sociological configurations including racial, ethnic, class and gender relations. The Established and the Outsiders examines the mechanisms of stigmatization, taboo and gossip, monopolization of power, collective fantasy and `we' and `they' images which support and reinforce divisions in society. Developing aspects of Elias's thinking that relate his work to current sociological concerns, it presents the

Overall Picture of Zone 3
Overall picture of Zone 3

The Estate, at the time of the enquiry, had existed for about 20 years, the “village” for about 80. Its 797 inhabitants were working-class people. There was no sprinkling of middle-class people as in Zone 2. Differences in the proportion of skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled workers between “village” and Estate as has been shown in Table II, were relatively small. All three levels were represented in both neighbourhoods. But Zone 3 had 32.5 per cent skilled and 31.4 per cent unskilled workers, while Zone 2 had 26.1 per cent and 24.5 per cent respectively.

The Estate was owned by a private investment company to whom all the rents were paid. Each house contained two small rooms on ...

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