System Change Made Simple

How Class Works Today

November 01, 2022 Terry Leahy Season 5 Episode 1
System Change Made Simple
How Class Works Today
Show Notes

This first podcast in series five is about the way social class is constructed in our society today. I look at two major sources. John and Barbara Ehrenreich on the professional managerial class. Pierre Bourdieu on the mapping of social space – on economic and cultural capital. These takes on social class give us the tools we need to see how class location affects people’s views of environmental politics. This series will help us to understand the supposed culture wars as a typical outcome of the class structure of late capitalism. Ultimately we can use these insights to achieve a more effective environmental politics.