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Leeuwen, Marco H. D. van, 1958-
Hisclass : a historical international social class scheme / Marco H.D. van Leeuwen and Ineke Maas
Leuven [Belgium] : Leuven University Press c2011
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 3rd Floor  HT608 .L44 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Social classes -- Classification
Occupations -- Classification
Physical Description 181 p. ; 28 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references
For the sake of comparability, it is advisable not to develop new class schemes but to use old ones. Yet presenting a new class scheme - HISCLASS - is exactly what this book does. Unlike existing historical schemes, HISCLASS is international, created for the purpose of making comparisons across different periods, countries and languages. Furthermore, it is linked to an international standard classification scheme for occupations - HISCO. The chapters in the book show how historical occupational titles classified in HISCO can form the building blocks of a social class scheme for past populations. The dimensions underlying classes are discussed. How, for instance, can manual work be distinguished from non-manual work? Skilled from non-skilled? And what did 'supervision' really mean?
Alternate Author Mass, Ineke

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