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Ethnicity and Social Divisions

Contemporary Research in Sociology

Editor(s): Elias le Grand, Karin Halldén, Zenia Hellgren

Book Description

The anthology “Ethnicity and Social Divisions: Contemporary Research in Sociology” is a collection of studies presented at the annual Aage Sørensen Memorial Conferences in 2006 and 2007. The volume reflects a number of important tendencies in contemporary social research: the increasing interest in questions that concern ethnicity and immigration on the one hand, the remaining centrality of social stratification and class analysis on the other hand, and the intersection between these fields. Eight young sociologists, all PhD Candidates at the universities of Harvard, Oxford or Stockholm at the time they wrote their contributions, participate in this volume. Representing a new generation of social scientists, they have conducted empirical research on social inequality related to class and ethnicity from different perspectives.


ISBN-13: 978-1-8471-8470-2
ISBN-10: 1-84718-470-7
Date of Publication: 01/03/2008
Pages / Size: 270 / A5
Price: £39.99


Karin Halldén is a PhD Candidate at the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI), Stockholm University. Her dissertation deals with social stratification in working life, especially focusing on the implications of gender for labour market careers mainly in a cross-national comparative perspective

Zenia Hellgren is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Sociology, Stockholm University. She writes her dissertation about immigrant mobilization for inclusion and social membership in Sweden and Spain, with focus on how boundaries are defined and contested in two multiethnic European societies with different opportunity structures and immigration histories.

Elias le Grand is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Sociology, Stockholm University. His general interest areas are cultural sociology and social theory. Focusing on issues of consumption and fashion, he is working on a dissertation about the identity construction among white, working-class youths in the UK.