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Martin Joormann

2 Martin Joormann Social class, economic capital and the Swedish, German and Danish asylum systems This chapter starts by problematizing the politico-legal distinction between ‘economic migrant’ and ‘refugee’ in the Swedish and wider European contexts. It goes on to discuss the procedural similarities and differences of the Swedish, German and Danish asylum systems, their different appeal instances and their implications regarding the question of who can be granted (refugee) protection status. Drawing on insights from my PhD thesis (Joormann, 2019) and

in Refugees and the violence of welfare bureaucracies in Northern Europe
How the monarchy manages its image and our money
Author: Laura Clancy

The British royal family has experienced a resurgence in public interest in recent years. During the same period, global inequalities have expanded, leaving huge chasms of wealth inequality between ‘the elites’ and ‘the rest’. Yet, the monarchy is mostly absent from conversations about contemporary inequalities, dismissed as an archaic and irrelevant institution. This is the only book to argue that we cannot talk about inequalities in Britain today without talking about the monarchy.

Running the Family Firm is about the contemporary British monarchy (1953 to present). It argues that media representations (of, for example, royal ceremonies or royal babies) are the ‘frontstage’ of monarchy: this is what we usually see. Meanwhile, ‘backstage’, there are a host of political-economic infrastructures that reproduce the institution: this is what we don’t typically see. This book pulls back the stage curtain of monarchy and exposes what is usually hidden: how it looks versus how it makes its money and power.

Drawing on case studies of key royal figures – the Queen, Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle – the book argues that media representations of the royal family are carefully stage-managed to ‘produce consent’ for monarchy in the public imagination. That is, the corporate power of monarchy (the Firm) is disguised through media representations of the royal family (the Family Firm). In so doing, the book probes conventional understandings of monarchy, and offers a unique and radical answer to the question ‘why does monarchy matter?’

John Cullinan and Aine Roddy

circumstances of families caring for a child with a disability in Ireland. The purpose of this chapter is to fill this gap and to present, for the first time, a socioeconomic profile of childhood disability in an Irish context. Data from the Growing Up in Ireland survey are utilised and a range of dimensions are considered. These include an analysis of the associations between the childhood disability status of a household and a range of socioeconomic indicators relating to labour market outcomes, levels of parental education, social class, 75 A socioeconomic profile of

in The economics of disability
Jessica Gerrard

processes of the economy and employment, such as social class, have become increasingly replaced by more individualistic terminology. As Tom Woodin recently remarked, ‘social class has passed from being a central category of historical analysis into a state of virtual oblivion’, despite continued and increasing economic inequality.4 ‘Class’ is replaced by plethora of alternative labels – ‘disadvantage’, ‘exclusion’, ‘marginalisation’ and so on. And while these terms might go some way to describing experience, such as exclusion from social services and political processes

in Radical childhoods
Mark Tomlinson and Andrew McMeekin

-demographic variables including social class, household composition, etc., were gathered. The interviewees were traced and re-interviewed seven years later (referred to as the ‘follow-up survey’) and the same questions were repeated. Thus we have similar data from two points in time for the same people. However, a number of respondents from the first wave could not be traced or had died. Thus the sample size of the follow-up survey is reduced from 9,003 to 5,352. The influence of social class We have argued that factors such as social class will be significant determinants of

in Innovation by demand
Alan Warde, Jessica Paddock, and Jennifer Whillans

, 2005 ). The latter, most often in Bourdieusian fashion, consider in addition cultural and social ‘capitals, assets and resources’ (CARs) ( Bourdieu, 1984 ; Bennett et al., 2009 ; Savage et al., 2005 ). Up to this point in the analysis a single measure of social class has been used – intergenerational trajectory – constructed on the basis of the reported occupations of respondents and the principal earner in their household of origin at minimum school leaving age. However, the survey posed many other questions to respondents regarding their resources in order to

in The social significance of dining out
Processes of settlement in Denmark
Marianne Holm Pedersen

network was confined to Iraqi Shi‘a Muslim circles. In some ways, this may not seem surprising. A large number of migration studies have shown how migrants become part of ethnic communities in the migration destination (e.g. Al-Rasheed 1998; Shaw 1988; Werbner 1990). With a focus on ethnicity one might therefore suggest that women’s networks made up a form of continuity rooted in their ethno-religious backgrounds. However, by also exploring issues of social class and gender as they are played out in women’s lives and Danish society respectively, it becomes apparent that

in Iraqi women in Denmark
The challenges of neoliberalisation
Marco Oberti and Edmond Préteceille

16  Marco Oberti and Edmond Préteceille Urban segregation, inequalities and local welfare: the challenges of neoliberalisation The central argument of this chapter is twofold: the transformation of social structures and that of welfare-state regimes have to be considered together; urban inequalities and segregation are crucial in relating these two processes. The first part discusses the relevance of social class analysis in the face of the fragmentation produced by changing work relations, the growth of the service sector, the expansion of the middle classes

in Western capitalism in transition
Peter J. Martin

Chap 6 10/7/06 11:51 am Page 105 6 Musical life in the ‘first industrial city’ With the Concert of Ancient Music [1776] began a peculiarly modern institution: upper class people displaying their social status and their musical sophistication while revering great music from the past. It is necessary to recognise that two quite distinct factors are involved here – social class and musical taste. While in some respects they reinforced each other, in other ways they bred contradictions. (William Weber, 1992: 1) Introduction It was argued in the previous

in Music and the sociological gaze
A micro-structural analysis
Dana M. Williams

, 18 percent felt religious anarchists should be moderate, while only 27 percent felt that anarchists should be atheists. Consequently, anarchism today constitutes a “big tent,” with much internal diversity.17 Although movements appear to be far more male than one would expect to randomly find, anarchists include people from very diverse backgrounds, ideologies, and identities. One of the more interesting micro characteristics involves that which typically unified classic anarchist movements: social class. Anarchists’ social class Social class has always been a

in Black flags and social movements