New PDF release: A Phenomenology of Working-Class Experience

By Simon J. Charlesworth

ISBN-10: 0511011105

ISBN-13: 9780511011108

ISBN-10: 0521650666

ISBN-13: 9780521650663

Charlesworth examines topics of poverty and sophistication via concentrating on a specific town--Rotherham--in South Yorkshire, England, and utilizing the non-public testimony of deprived those that dwell there, got via recorded interviews and conversations. He applies to their existence tales the interpretative instruments of philosophy and social thought, drawing particularly at the paintings of Pierre Bourdieu and Merleau-Ponty. Charlesworth argues the tradition defined during this publication isn't really special to Rotherham and the issues pointed out during this e-book should be commonplace to economically powerless and politically dispossessed humans far and wide.

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John Richards was experiencing the feel-good factor on Thursday, but he was only five years old and was sucking an ice cream . . The town has a tired, depressed feel . . It is beginning to represent Britain in Decline . . There are council estates in the area with 90 per cent unemployment, with some pockets of the borough having the worst unemployment rate in Britain. (Hillmore 1996) 38 A phenomemology of working class experience And this was written by an outsider who hardly knows the place.

3%. 9% employed as plant or machine operatives. 2% in clerical/secretarial jobs. 8% of working women fall into the category ‘Other Services’. This category includes employment in local government, the civil service and the health service. 1% of female employment. 6%, in managerial or professional/ associate professional occupations. 7% of female occupations which appears low when compared to the numbers employed in Distribution and Catering. ’ The figures tell us very little, especially in a town that has been described in the following way: Rotherham, meanwhile, is the worst of towns.

There are council estates in the area with 90 per cent unemployment, with some pockets of the borough having the worst unemployment rate in Britain. (Hillmore 1996) 38 A phenomemology of working class experience And this was written by an outsider who hardly knows the place. If it seems this bleak to someone who isn’t intimate with the bleakness, then what must the experience of living here be for those of us who have built a personal existence here and for whom this has been our opening onto the human world?

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