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First published in 1985, Structure and Mobility was intended to be a sociological portrait of Marseille during the epochal changes of the nineteenth century. Working principally from marriage registers of the period, Professor Sewell brought together a vast range of evidence concerning patterns of residence, occupational recruitment, literacy, intermarriage, friendship, and occupational mobility for virtually every category of the population. From this data, Sewell was able to establish a systematic quantitative description of some of the most important social structures and social processes of nineteenth-century Marseille. Although deeply influenced by sociological methods and theories, the volume was written on the basis of readability and simplicity, and therefore has much to offer to the historian as well as the sociologist.
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- Date Published: July 2009
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521116169
- length: 396 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
- weight: 0.58kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Marseilles and urban history
Part I. Structure:
2. The economic structure
3. The occupational structure
4. Occupational status
5. The urban framework
6. The demography of urban growth
Part II. Mobility:
8. Dangerous classes?
9. Social mobility: men
10. Social mobility: women
11. Conclusion: transformation from without.
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