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Over forty years after it first appeared, T.H. Marshall's seminal essay on citizenship and social class in postwar Britain has acquired the status of a classic. His lucid analysis of the principal elements of citizenship -- namely, the possession of civil, political and social rights -- is as relevant today as it was when it first appeared. It is reissued here with a compl Over forty years after it first appeared, T.H. Marshall's seminal essay on citizenship and social class in postwar Britain has acquired the status of a classic. His lucid analysis of the principal elements of citizenship -- namely, the possession of civil, political and social rights -- is as relevant today as it was when it first appeared. It is reissued here with a complementary monography by Tom Bottomore in which the meaning of citizenship is re-examined, in very different historical circumstances. In asking how far the prospects for class equality have been realised, Bottomore continues the discussion in a context that encompasses the restoration of civil and political rights in Eastern Europe, problems of welfare capitalism, citizenship and the nation state and the broader issues of equality and democratic institutions.


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Over forty years after it first appeared, T.H. Marshall's seminal essay on citizenship and social class in postwar Britain has acquired the status of a classic. His lucid analysis of the principal elements of citizenship -- namely, the possession of civil, political and social rights -- is as relevant today as it was when it first appeared. It is reissued here with a compl Over forty years after it first appeared, T.H. Marshall's seminal essay on citizenship and social class in postwar Britain has acquired the status of a classic. His lucid analysis of the principal elements of citizenship -- namely, the possession of civil, political and social rights -- is as relevant today as it was when it first appeared. It is reissued here with a complementary monography by Tom Bottomore in which the meaning of citizenship is re-examined, in very different historical circumstances. In asking how far the prospects for class equality have been realised, Bottomore continues the discussion in a context that encompasses the restoration of civil and political rights in Eastern Europe, problems of welfare capitalism, citizenship and the nation state and the broader issues of equality and democratic institutions.

30 review for Citizenship and Social Class

  1. 4 out of 5

    Emre

    İngiltere ve Avrupa özelinde yurttaşlık kavramının birtakım haklar (medeni, siyasi ve sosyal haklar) üzerinden okunmasına ve sınıfsal eşitsizlik ile ilişkisine dayanan Marshall'ın 1949 tarihli metnine ek olarak Bottomore'un 1950-1980 arasına yönelen değişim analizlerini içeren ikinci metin de oldukça ilgi çekici geldi. Bendeki baskıda Ayhan Kaya'nın kaleme aldığı "Yurttaşlık, Azınlıklar ve Çokkültürlülük" adlı bir bölüm de mevcut. Bu bölümü de meseleye daha güncel bir boyut katması bakımından ep İngiltere ve Avrupa özelinde yurttaşlık kavramının birtakım haklar (medeni, siyasi ve sosyal haklar) üzerinden okunmasına ve sınıfsal eşitsizlik ile ilişkisine dayanan Marshall'ın 1949 tarihli metnine ek olarak Bottomore'un 1950-1980 arasına yönelen değişim analizlerini içeren ikinci metin de oldukça ilgi çekici geldi. Bendeki baskıda Ayhan Kaya'nın kaleme aldığı "Yurttaşlık, Azınlıklar ve Çokkültürlülük" adlı bir bölüm de mevcut. Bu bölümü de meseleye daha güncel bir boyut katması bakımından epey beğendim. Kitabın kaynakçası da oldukça zengin, yurttaşlık meselesine ilgi duyanların bakması iyi olabilir.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Todd

    Brilliant and pathbreaking (at the time of its authorship) but also dated and flawed. Isin and Wood do a decent job of succinctly summarizing salient criticisms in Chapter 2 of Citizenship and Identity. Marshall's work formed the germ of many subsequent, powerful theoretical critiques (e.g., those of Nancy Fraser, Linda Gordon, Evelyn Nakano Glenn). Indispensable to anyone interested in social policy and citizenship, inter alia. Brilliant and pathbreaking (at the time of its authorship) but also dated and flawed. Isin and Wood do a decent job of succinctly summarizing salient criticisms in Chapter 2 of Citizenship and Identity. Marshall's work formed the germ of many subsequent, powerful theoretical critiques (e.g., those of Nancy Fraser, Linda Gordon, Evelyn Nakano Glenn). Indispensable to anyone interested in social policy and citizenship, inter alia.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jonathan Madison

    A must read for those who wish to deal with citizenship.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Sam Grace

    This book is weird. It is half the 50 page essay he wrote with the same title and half another, not nearly as good or relevant, essay by Tom Bottomore. That essay (also available in other books), is definitely a must-read for anyone studying citizenship (of any variety), since it has underlain all social scientific engagement with the topic since at least the early 1990s and really since it was written in 1950.

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    Casey Rocheteau

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    Amalia Watson

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    Özgür Öztürk

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    Paulo Pedroso

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