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(For) who would argue class is still an important source of identity?

marxists

2

(For) Marxists argue our social identity is rooted in what?

the work we do

3

(for) as a result of different workplace experiences, those of different classes develop what? (Marxists)

social identities

4

(For) which two classes have strong class loyalties according to Marxists?

the upper and lower class

5

(For) (Marxists) as well as defining identity class defines our...

life chances

6

(For) did Devine (1997) find class identities to be strong or weak?

strong

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(For) what did Devine find people could do if prompted?

place themselves into a class

8

(For) Devine also argued class identities are stronger than identities based on what?

shopping tastes or leisure pursuits

9

(For) which two classes provide evidence of strong class identity?

upper class
traditional working

10

(For) what did Roberts suggest unites the middle class?

values

11

(Against) recently what have sociologists began arguing with regard to class and identity?

declining source of identity

12

(Against) what do postmodernists say has happened to class identities?

they have fragmented

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(Against) what did savage (2001) find with regard to class, living standards and identity?

although class influenced peoples living standards, class identities had weakened

14

(Against) what did Savage find people in Manchester could do?

understand the term class and talk about it

15

(Against) what did Savage find the people in Manchester couldn't do?

identify with a social class

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(Against) (Savage) what did people feel was under threat if they defined themselves in class terms?

their individuality

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(Against) which classes provide evidence of weakening class identities?

the middle class
the new working class

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(For) Class still impacts on a persons economic circumstances such as?

housing
health
schooling

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(Against) why would postmodernists say class is no longer important?

identity is like shirts we wear - constantly changing
social classes change it is not set

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