This week's Thinking Allowed, a BSA special, features an interview with Dr Maria Papapolydorou about class and its influence on young people's friendships. There will also be an interview with Professor Irena Grugulis about her paper 'Jobs for the Boys?' which explores social capital in film and TV, the main focus of which is on class.
In our exclusive article this week, Dr Geoff Andrews explores how the current economic crisis and the impact of austerity measures have combined to revive interest in class. He argues that putting class back at the centre of analysis will help our understanding of social change and provide rich explanatory frameworks for making sense of inequality, power and the role of the state.
Thinking Allowed is on BBC Radio 4 on Wednesdays at 4.00pm and repeated on Monday mornings at 12.15am. Full transmission details, and listen again links, can be found on bbc.co.uk