Guest editors: Alberto Baldissera, Antonio M. Chiesi

What are the meanings of the term “social class”, which differs even in the works of Marx? Concept formation and the accurate definition of terms are the most important tools for the progress of the social sciences since, they allow for a clearer and finer distinction between different phenomena (Weber 1904).

Can a social class theory help us describe and explain, at least in part, the situation of economically advanced countries in recent decades? If so, which of the theories available on social classes is best suited to the purpose? Is theoretical innovation required?

Timing: Extended Abstracts (between 1000-1500 words) and key words: until 31st of May 2020 to be sent to the guest editors (to: alberto.baldissera @  antonio.chiesi @ cc: paola.borgna @

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