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Class counts : student edition / Erik Olin Wright. [electronic resource]

Author/Creator:
Wright, Erik Olin, author.
Publication:
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xx, 289 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
Edition:
[Abridged ed.].
Series:
Studies in Marxism and social theory.
Studies in Marxism and social theory
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Subjects:
Social classes.
Social mobility.
Class consciousness.
Language:
English
Summary:
This textbook provides students with a lively and penetrating exploration of the concept of class and its relevance for understanding a wide range of issues in contemporary society. Erik Olin Wright treats class as a common explanatory factor and examines three broad themes: class structure, class and gender, and class consciousness. Specific empirical studies include such diverse topics as class variations in the gender division of labour in housework; friendship networks across class boundaries; the American class structure since 1960; and cross-national variations in class consciousness. The author evaluates these studies in the light of expectations within the Marxist tradition of class analysis. This Student Edition of Class Counts thus combines Wright's sophisticated account of central and enduring questions in social theory with practical analyses of detailed social problems.
Contents:
Preliminaries; Contents; Preface to student edition; Preface to original edition; Acknowledgments; 1. Class analysis; 2. Class structure; 3. The transformation of the American class structure, 1960±1990; 4. The fall and rise of the American petty bourgeoisie; 5. The permeability of class boundaries; 6. Conceptualizing the interaction of class and gender; 7. Individuals, families and class analysis; 8. The noneffects of class on the gendered division of labor in the home; 9. The gender gap in workplace authority; 10. A general framework for studying class consciousness and class formation
11. Class structure, class consciousness and class formation in Sweden, the United States and Japan12. Confirmations, surprises and theoretical reconstructions; References; Index of names; Index of subjects
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
ISBN:
1-107-11877-8
0-511-01681-6
1-280-42104-5
0-511-17288-5
0-511-15178-0
0-511-31084-6
0-511-48891-2
0-511-04913-7
OCLC:
437250377