Nation, Class and Resentment: The Politics of National by Robin Mann, Steve Fenton

By Robin Mann, Steve Fenton

This well timed ebook presents an intensive account of nationwide identities in 3 of the constituent countries of the uk: Wales, Scotland and England. In all 3 contexts, identification and nationalism became questions of acute curiosity in either educational and political remark. The authors take inventory of a wealth of empirical fabric and discover how attitudes to kingdom and nation could be understood by means of referring to them to adjustments in modern capitalist economies, and the implications for specific classification fractions. The ebook argues that those alterations provide upward push to a suite of resentments between those that understand themselves to be wasting out, concluding that category resentments, reckoning on ancient and political elements suitable to every country, can take the shape of both sub-state nationalism or correct wing populism. country, type and Resentment indicates that the politics of resentment is mainly salient in England, the place the promoting of a special nationwide id is tricky. scholars and students throughout a variety of disciplines, together with sociology and politics, will locate this examine of interest.

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Of course, such redistributive policies remain within the framework of an exclusive and ethnic form of citizenship (sometimes referred to as ‘welfare chauvinism’), for instance by seeking to reduce immigration and immigrants’ access to benefits (Eger and Valdez 2014). Clearly there has been a marked shift towards welfare populism in some of Europe’s populist parties.  The vast majority of UKIP supporters appear to hold ‘left populist’, or at least anti-corporate, attitudes on certain economic issues.

Chapter 2 provides a theoretical and empirical analysis of the relationships between the experiences of classes and class fractions and national 24 Nation, Class and Resentment sentiments. Here we also examine the specific connection between class-­ related resentments and sentiments about the nation. The theorising of resentment and its connections to class and nation is then illustrated empirically through a discussion of research into class resentments as well as a presentation of interview data with ethnic majority people.

1978: 411). Bechhofer and colleagues refer to the pressures on small business from government measures, interventions in the affairs of large companies, the loss of autonomy among professionals and the routinisation of the work of the lower professional, administrative and clerical grades (Bechhofer et al. 1978: 416–419). Among those who were proclaiming the need to restate bourgeois values—hard 44 Nation, Class and Resentment work, thrift and a desire for betterment (Bechhofer et al. 1978: 420)—were two politicians then in opposition, Keith Joseph and Margaret Thatcher.

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