mediated class locations

mediated class locations

dimensions of individual locations within the class structure which arise from people's kinship networks and family structures, rather than from a direct relation to the process of production (i.e. personal occupations or personal ownership of productive assets). The term is proposed by Wright (1989), but the importance of such locations in influencing class orientation and political behaviour has long been evident (e.g. GOLDTHORPE and LOCKWOOD, 1969a).
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