Who says Australia has no class system?
In this timely revision of an important and groundbreaking book, well known writer and social commentator Craig McGregor re-examines contemporary Australian society and discovers that an upper, middle and working class, and a growing underclass, are still firmly in place. The book considers the history and membership of each class, and the determinants of class, including occupation, wealth and family background.
Politics is bound up with class in Australia. Craig McGregor puts under the microscope the increasing defection of the working class from its traditional ally the ALP, and the growing dissatisfaction of the middle classes with both major parties.
Classic studies of class are reinforced with profiles of individuals in this thought-provoking and provocative text. It is a must have book for all those with an interest in Australian society and where it is heading. This book should be read by every Australian.