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Dr Will AtkinsonBA(NottTrent), MSc (Bristol), PhD(Bristol)

Reader in Sociology

Will Atkinson

Dr Will AtkinsonBA(NottTrent), MSc (Bristol), PhD(Bristol)

Reader in Sociology

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Research interests

I have broad interests in class inequalities and differences, whether in education, work, culture, politics or self-perception, as part of a larger general concern with systems of power and domination and how they interplay to shape who we are. I work closely with the social theory of Pierre Bourdieu in this regard, though with a phenomenological twist.

I'm the author/editor of Class, Individualization and Late Modernity: In Search of the Reflexive Worker (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), Class Inequality in Austerity Britain (with Steven Roberts and Mike Savage, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), Class (Polity, 2015), Beyond Bourdieu: From Genetic Structuralism to Relational Phenomenology (Polity, 2016) and Class in the New Millennium: The Structure, Homologies and Experience of the British Social Space (Routledge, 2017).

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Postal address:
11 Priory Road
Clifton
Bristol
United Kingdom