Savage, Mike

Professor Mike Savage  


Position held

Department of Sociology

Head of Department

Experience keywords:

Media; Academic; Consultant to organisations in cultural sector

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I am interested in social inequality, especially its cultural dimensions. I also have interests in urban studies, historical sociology, politics and social theory

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Creative Industries and CulturePublic Administration

Countries and regions to which research relates:


Media experience:

Has written for mainstream pressRadioTV

Contact Points


LSE Research Online, Funnelback Search


Friedman, Sam and Savage, Mike and etal, . (2015) Social class in the 21st century Penguin Books, London, UK. (In Press)


Hanquinet, Laurie and Roose, Henk and Savage, Mike (2014) The eyes of the beholder: aesthetic preferences and the remaking of cultural capital Sociology, 48 (1). 111-132 . ISSN 0038-0385

Savage, Mike and Devine, Fiona and Cunningham, Niall and Friedman, Sam and Laurison, Daniel and Miles, Andrew and Snee, Helene and Taylor, Mark (2014) On social class, anno 2014 Sociology. ISSN 0038-0385


Prieur, Annick and Savage, Mike (2013) Emerging forms of cultural capital European Societies, 15 (2). 246-267. ISSN 1461-6696

Meuleman, R. and Savage, Mike (2013) A field analysis of cosmopolitan taste: lessons from the Netherlands Cultural Sociology, 7 (2). 230-256. ISSN 1749-9755

Savage, Mike and Silva, E. B. (2013) Field analysis in cultural sociology Cultural Sociology, 7 (2). 111-126. ISSN 1749-9755

Savage, Mike (2013) The 'social life of methods': a critical introduction Theory, Culture and Society, 30 (4). 3-21. ISSN 0263-2764

Savage, Mike (2013) The social life of methods: a critical introduction Theory, Culture and Society, 30 (4). 3-21. ISSN 0263-2764

Ruppert, Evelyn S. and Law, John and Savage, Mike (2013) Reassembling social science methods: the challenge of digital devices Theory, Culture and Society, 30 (4). 22-46. ISSN 0263-2764

Savage, Mike and Devine, Fiona and Cunningham, Niall and Taylor, Mark and Li, Yaojun and Hjellbrekke, Johs. and Le Roux, Brigitte and Friedman, Sam and Miles, Andrew (2013) A new model of social class? Findings from the BBC's Great British Class Survey experiment Sociology, 47 (2). 219-250. ISSN 0038-0385


Miles, Andrew and Savage, Mike (2012) The strange survival story of the English gentleman, 1945–2010 Cultural and Social History, 9 (4). 595-612. ISSN 1478-0038

Hanquinet, Laurie and Savage, Mike (2012) ‘Educative leisure’ and the art museum Museum and Society, 10 (1). 42-59. ISSN 1479-8360

Hanquinet, Laurie and Savage, Mike and Callier, Louise (2012) Elaborating Bourdieu's field analysis in urban studies: cultural dynamics in Brussels Urban Geography, 33 (4). 508-529. ISSN 0272-3638


Miles, Andrew and Savage, Mike and Bühlmann, Felix (2011) Telling a modest story: accounts of men's upward mobility from the National Child Development Study British Journal of Sociology, 62 (3). 418-441. ISSN 0007-1315


Savage, Mike (2010) Identities and social change in Britain since 1940: the politics of method Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199587650


Bennett, Tony and Savage, Mike and Bortolaia Silva, Elizabeth and Warde, Alan and Gayo-Cal, Modesto and Wright, David (2008) Culture, class, distinction CRESC. Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415422420

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Fellow of British Academy Senior Fulbright Fellowship Member of the Academy of Social Sciences


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