Time and place in memory and imagination on the Isle of Sheppey

Lyon, Dawn (2017) Time and place in memory and imagination on the Isle of Sheppey. In: Crow, Graham and Ellis, Jaimie, eds. Revisiting Divisions of Labour: The Impacts and Legacies of a Modern Sociological Classic. Manchester University Press, Manchester, UK, pp. 149-168. ISBN 978-1-5261-0744-2. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Much has been said already about the influential sociological text, Divisions of Labour, published by Ray Pahl in 1984, and the research that led up to it from the late 1970s. It has been read as an unintended community study, as a site for the study of social change, for its significant conceptual contribution to the sociology of work and the relationship between formal, informal, paid and unpaid socio-economic modes, and for its careful empirical documentation and analysis of social polarization between work-rich and work-poor households. In what follows, I discuss Pahl’s approach to doing sociology, something about which he is explicit in his comments on the sociologist’s tools and tasks, and something which is felt between the lines of his work. I then explain the reused and replicated data on which the present chapter is based. The discussion that follows is in two parts. In the first, I explore the ways in which place is a site of affective attachment, produced through the rhythms and routines of everyday life, with particular reference to the atmosphere of the ‘bike rush’ of dockyard workers as recalled in oral history interviews. In the second, I make use of young people’s imagined futures to explore time, space and the operation of class.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: Divisions of labour, community, work, restudy, place, rhythm, oral history, young people's imagined futures
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Medway
Depositing User: Dawn Lyon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2017 13:35 UTC
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2017 16:38 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/64717 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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