Gambling, Status Anxiety and Inter-Generational Social Mobility: Findings from the Mass Observation Archive

Casey, Emma (2019) Gambling, Status Anxiety and Inter-Generational Social Mobility: Findings from the Mass Observation Archive. Sociology. ISSN 0038-0385 (In Press)

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1177/0038038519874981

Abstract

This paper is located within sociological research exploring the subjective experiences and emotional consequences of social mobility in the UK. It adds to recent attempts to examine the role of everyday cultural practices in making sense of journeys of upward mobility. The paper draws on these theoretical advancements and applies them to a case study of everyday gambling practices using qualitative data (n=24) collected from the Mass Observation Archive. The paper represents one of the first attempts to examine the connections between social mobility and gambling. It draws on sociological research that explores the cultural as well as the economic underpinnings of social mobility and connects this to research examining the inter-relationships between gambling and class. By doing so, it aims to present a novel theoretical approach to the study of gambling as everyday consumer practice; one which can be understood alongside broader cultural and structural inequalities of class.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social mobility, habitus, value, Mass Observation, cultural capital, class, gambling
Subjects: L300 Sociology
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2019 15:03
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2019 09:32
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/40669

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