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"Movement, Space, and Social Mobility in Early and Mid-Twentieth-Century Britain"

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JournalCultural and Social History: the Journal of the Social History Society
DateAccepted/In press - 10 Dec 2018
DatePublished (current) - 13 Feb 2019
Issue number1
Number of pages16
Pages (from-to)13-28
Original languageEnglish


The enthusiasm for creating new histories of social mobility has grown at a moment when sociologists in Britain have been engaged in a high-profile project to update the models of class they have used for more than 50 years. These endeavours share the same intellectual ambition: to show class and social mobility are multi-dimensional phenomena. However, as this article shows, these developments recall the infancy of British social mobility research, during the first three decades of the twentieth century, when the relationships between disciplines, institutions and ideas had yet to take the shape we now recognise.

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    Research areas

  • Social mobility, class, research methods, social surveys, Social surveys, Class, Research methods


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