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The American class structure in an age of growing inequality

Author: Dennis L Gilbert
Publisher: Los Angeles : Pine Forge Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 8th edView all editions and formats
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This popular textbook is now in its 8th edition. Focusing on the socioeconomic core of the American class system, Gilbert describes a consistent pattern of growing inequality in the United States  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis L Gilbert
ISBN: 9781412979658 141297965X
OCLC Number: 460052659
Description: xii, 297 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Social class in America --
Karl Marx --
Max Weber --
2. Position and prestige --
W. Lloyd Warner : prestige classes in Yankee City --
Class structure of the metropolis --
Prestige of occupation --
Occupations and social classes --
Perception of rank and strata --
3. Social class, occupation and social change --
Middletown : 1890 and 1924 --
Middletown revisited --
Industrialization and the transformation of the national class structure --
The national upper class --
The industrial working class --
The new middle class --
National occupational system --
Transformations of the American occupational structure --
From agricultural to postindustrial society --
women workers in postindustrial society --
Transformation of the Black occupational structure --
Wages in the age of growing inequality --
Harrison and Bluestone : new corporate strategies --
Frank and Cook : winner take all --
4. Wealth and income --
Distribution of income --
Sources of income --
Income shares --
Taxes and transfers --
Women and the distribution of household income --
The distribution of wealth --
Income dynamics --
Changing Federal tax rates --
5. Socialization, association, lifestyles and values --
Bourdieu : the varieties of capital --
children's conception of social class --
Kohn : class and socialization --
Lareau : child rearing observed --
School and marriage --
Marriage styles --
Blue-collar marriages and middle-class models --
Social class and domestic violence --
Informal association among adults --
Formal associations --
6. Social mobility : the societal context --
Wealth mobility --
Social mobility of women --
Circulation and structural mobility --
7. Family, education and career --
Blau and Duncan : analyzing mobility models --
Jencks on equality --Who goes to college? --
Stratification of higher education --
8. Elites, the capitalist class and political power --
Mills : the national power elite --
Mills, his critics, and problem of elite cohesion --
Power elite or ruling class? --
The national capitalist class --
Money and politics --
Business lobbies --
Policy-planning groups --
Indirect mechanisms of capitalist-class influence --
The capitalist-class resurgence --
9. Class consciousness and class conflict --
Marx and the origins of class consciousness --
Richard Centers and class identification --
Married women and class identification --
Class identification, political opinion, and voting --
Bott : frames of reference --
elections and the democratic class struggle --
Class, party and support for social programs --
Class and political participation --
Trends in class partisanship --
Class conflict and the Labor Movement --
The postwar armistice : unions in the age of shared prosperity --
Labor in decline --
10. The poor, the underclass and public policy --
Beginnings of welfare : Roosevelt --
Rediscovery of poverty : Kennedy and Johnson --
Official definition of poverty --
Trends in poverty --
The under class and the transitory poor --
Restructuring welfare --
Mystery of persistent poverty --
11. The American class structure and growing inequality --
The capitalist class --
The upper-middle class --
The middle class --
The working class --
The working poor --
The underclass --
Growing inequality.
Responsibility: Dennis Gilbert.
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