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Political sociology : oppression, resistance, and the state

Author: Davita Silfen Glasberg; Deric Shannon
Publisher: Thousand Oaks : Pine Forge Press, ©2011.
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Taking a multidimensional approach, this book emphasizes the interplay between power, inequality, multiple oppressions, and the state. It provides students with a focus on the structure of power and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Davita Silfen Glasberg; Deric Shannon
ISBN: 9781412980401 1412980402
OCLC Number: 648922054
Description: xiv, 231 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Oppression, resistance, and the state : an introduction --
Systems of oppression and the state --
Structures of oppression : power, politics, and the state --
Political economy --
Patriarchy --
Racism --
Heteronormativity --
Structures of oppression and resistance --
2. From the top down? Structure theories --
Pluralism --
Group pluralism --
Elite pluralism --
Critique of pluralism --
Power elite theory --
Critical assessment of power elite theory --
Class dialectic theory --
Critical assessment of class dialectic theory --
Poststructuralist theories of power --
Comparing power structure theories --
Meaning and dimensions of power --
3 . Is this the best (or only) possible world? --
Oppression and socialization --
Oppression values and ideologies --
Individual rights, group interests, and oppression --
Political socialization --
Media --
Schools --
State --
Patriarchal socialization and gendered oppression --
Media --
Family --
Work --
Schools --
State --
Resistance to patriarchal oppression and socialization --
White superiority socialization and racist oppression --
Media --
Family --
Schools --
State --
4. Power to the people? Voting and electoral participation --
Who votes? --
Why don't people vote? --
Social psychological explanations --
Structural explanations --
Political alienation --
Why are people politically alienated? --
Scandals in leadership --
Structure of the political process --
Racism in the electoral process --
Is there a gender gap? --
Radical objections to voting --
Power beyond voting --
Direct action --
Political action committees --
Soft money --
Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission --
Structural factors of power without voting --
5. Who's in charge here? State and society --
Marxist theories of the state --
Instrumentalism/business dominance theory : "capture" or domination? --
Capitalist state structuralism --
Class dialectic perspective : "bringing class back in" --
State-centered structuralism : "bringing the stat back in" --
Anarchist theory --
Theories of the state and oppression --
6. From the bottom up? --
Social movements and the state --
Defining social movements --
Explaining social movements --
Absolute and relative deprivation theories --
Resource mobilization --
Political process perspective --
Globalization and social movements --
Social movements and state theory --
7. State policies and practices : racialized, class-based, and gendered oppression --
Toward a multidimensional view of the state, society, and oppression --
State projects --
Selectivity filters --
Balance of political and institutional forces --
Modeling a multidimensional view of the state, society, and oppression --
State and class-based oppression --
State projects of economic intervention and class oppression --
State and gendered oppression --
Gendering state projects --
State and heteronormative oppression --
State and racialized oppression --
Racial formation state projects --
Intersectionality of racialized, class-based, and gendered oppression and state projects.
Responsibility: Davita Glasberg, Deric Shannon.

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