The Transformational Theory of Class. A Critical Assessment
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The paper deals with the so-called transformational theory of social class put forward by the Dutch sociologist Albert Benschop. The paper offers a thorough, critical, but sympathetic analysis of the aformentioned framework. While its undisputable merit lies in its tackling head on a difficult and-for ideological reasons-often avoided by other theorist subject, Benschop nevertheless cannot but share many misunderstandings present in the conventional literature on class. The author of the paper seeks to provide his own solutions to the problems under consideration, such as that of the dilemma of structure vs. agency.
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