'Calculating class': housing, lifestyle and status in the provincial English city, 1900-1950

Hayes, N, 2009. 'Calculating class': housing, lifestyle and status in the provincial English city, 1900-1950. Urban History, 36 (1), pp. 113-140. ISSN 0963-9268

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Abstract

The multifarious ‘objective’ indicators used to place individuals by class (for example, occupation, wealth, income), or proxies thereof, capture only a part of who we are. More important is our ‘style of life’: our tastes, how we spend what we earn and how this interplays socially to include or exclude us from ‘society’. Of these the most significant cultural site was an individual’s house and home, against which, using local property tax records, we can place a defined numeric value. This article analyses class in relation to housing and property values in Nottingham in the first half of the twentieth century.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Urban History
Creators: Hayes, N.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Date: 2009
Volume: 36
Number: 1
ISSN: 0963-9268
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1017/S0963926808006007DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Arts and Humanities
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:06
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2016 09:08
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/7727

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