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Remembering Elites

Remembering Elites

Mike Savage (Editor), Karel Williams (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-18546-2

May 2008, Wiley-Blackwell

312 pages

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This collection will be essential reading for all those interested in the intimate relationship between elites and the remaking of present day capitalism.

  • Investigates how in the last thirty years elites have been forgotten in social sciences but remembered as capitalism
  • Brings together an interdisciplinary team of contributors including sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists,and management researchers all arguing for and demonstrating the need to resume elite studies
  • Tackles the paradox of memory and forgetting by explaining how neo-positivism and post-structuralist theory both marginalised elites as intellectual object while financialized capitalism created lucrative new elite positions
  • Evaluates the historical changes since Thatcher and Reagan and explores the changing elite cultures in the civil service
  • Explores the possibilities of a Bourdieusian, comparative analysis of business and finance within British and French business networks
  • Includes essays which balance the concern with financialization on cultural elites and consumption of elites
  • Considers whether there is still an ‘intellectual’ cultural elite and contributes empirical studies of elite consumption in the UK
Preface and acknowledgements.

Introduction: Elites: remembered in capitalism and forgotten by social sciences: Mike Savage (University of Manchester) and Karel Williams (Manchester Business School).

Taking stock of elites: recognising historical changes:.

1. Modes of power and the re-conceptualisation of elites: John Scott (University of Essex).

2. The corporate elite and the transformation of finance capital: a view from Canada: William K. Carroll (University of Victoria).

3. Representing the corporate elite in Britain: capitalist solidarity and capitalist legitimacy: Michael Moran (University of Manchester).

4. Keyser Süze elites: market populism and the politics of institutional change: Paul du Gay (Warwick Business School and Copenhagen Business School).

Money, finance and business elites: dynamics and outcomes:.

5. Capital theory and the dynamics of elite business networks in Britain and France: Charles Harvey (Newcastle University) and Mairi Maclean (Bristol Business School, UWE).

6.Central bankers in the contemporary global field of power: a 'social space' approach: Frederic Lebaron (Uuniversity Picardie-Jules Verne).

7. What do heads of dealing rooms do? The social capital of internal entrepreneurs: Olivier Godechot (CNRS, Ecole Normale Supérieure).

8. Everything for sale: how non executive directors make a difference: Julie Froud (Manchester Business School), Adam Leaver (Manchester Business School), Gindo Tampubolon (University of Manchester) and Karel Williams (Manchester Business School).

Cultural elites and consumption of elites:.

9. The end of the English cultural elite?: Dave Griffiths (University of Manchester), Andy Miles (University of Manchester) and Mike Savage (University of Manchester).

10. Elite consumption in Britain, 1961-2004: results of a preliminary investigation: Shinobu Majima (Gakushuin University) and Alan Warde (University of Manchester).

11. A culture in common: the cultural consumption of the UK managerial elite: Alan Warde (University of Manchester) and Tony Bennett (The Open University).

12. Eating money and clogging things up: paradoxes of elite mediation in Epirus, north western Greece: Sarah Green (University of Manchester).

Notes on Contributors.

Index.

"Brings together an interdisciplinary team of contributors including sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists and management researchers." Society Now<!--end-->

  • Investigates how in the last thirty years elites have been forgotten in social sciences but remembered as capitalism
  • Brings together an interdisciplinary team of contributors including sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists,and management researchers all arguing for and demonstrating the need to resume elite studies
  • Tackles the paradox of memory and forgetting by explaining how neo-positivism and post-structuralist theory both marginalised elites as intellectual object while financialized capitalism created lucrative new elite positions
  • Evaluates the historical changes since Thatcher and Reagan and explores the changing elite cultures in the civil service
  • Explores the possibilities of a Bourdieusian, comparative analysis of business and finance within British and French business networks
  • Includes essays which balance the concern with financialization on cultural elites and consumption of elites
  • Considers whether there is still an ‘intellectual’ cultural elite and contributes empirical studies of elite consumption in the UK