Author: Erik Olin Wright

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859842805

Category: Social Science

Page: 356

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Erik Olin Wright's Classes was hailed on publication, by the American Journal of Sociology, as "almost certain to be the most important book on social classes" of the decade. Wright presented a bold attempt—through the subtle use of the tools of analytical Marxism—to resolve some of the long-standing problems in contemporary class theory. The Debate on Classes brings together major critics of Wright's work to assess the adequacy of his theory. From differing perspectives, they deploy a range of empirical data—from studies undertaken in a number of countries—and they address questions as varied as the concept of "contradictory class locations," the continuing coherence of Marxist approaches to class, the relation between stratification and social development, as well as the contentious roles of gender and ethnicity in generating inequality, and the central problem of the import of "consciousness" and concrete political activity on class composition. Also included are Wright's own spirited responses and reformulations in the light of these criticisms, thereby presenting the reader with an open, scholarly discussion in which intellectual collaboration develops an understanding of the impact of class on the wider terrain of culture and politics.
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Vorschläge für eine demokratische Ökonomie

Author: Robin Hahnel,Erik Olin Wright

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783865057341


Page: 260

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Critical Concepts

Author: John Scott

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415132985

Category: Social Science

Page: 520

View: 2992

Class and status are both foundational themes in the study of sociology. John Scott brings together the central theoretical contributions to the debate on class and status as aspects of stratification. Using a selection of seminal pieces and commentaries on the classics, it raises central issues, for example the distinction between class and status, which are then examined by leading authorities.
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Author: Raju J Das

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004337474

Category: Social Science

Page: 700

View: 3586

Marxist Theory of Class for a Skeptical World is a critique of Analytical Marxist and Post-structuralist Marxist theories of class, and offers an alternative approach rooted in the ideas of Marx and Engels, as well as Lenin and Trotsky.
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International Feminist Perspectives

Author: Pat Mahony,Christine Zmroczek

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135357722

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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This volume presents debates on class within an international context. Its particular focus is on women's theorized experience of social class from a variety of feminist perspectives, contextualized in relation to the countries and regions in which they live. Using personal experience as a basis, contributors cover Australia, Bangladesh, Botswana, Britain, Canada, Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic, India, Israel, Korea, New Zealand, Poland, and the USA - iluminating the differences and similarities between regions.; Challenging the view that "class is dead" as well as the idea that it is a British phenomenon, the book argues that class needs to be regarded as a key concept in any attempt to understand women's lives. It also reflects on personal and political experiences of class around the world in order to understand the mechanisms through which class discrimination operates and is mediated by gender, sexuality, ethnicity and racism.
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Class Formation and Social Conflict in Contemporary Capitalism

Author: John F. Sitton

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791429419

Category: Political Science

Page: 358

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Brings together prominent recent analyses within the Marxist tradition that bear on class formation and social conflict in contemporary capitalism and concludes that class relations continue to be important for analyzing the historical trajectory of, and challenges to, capitalism, although not in the way Marx imagined.
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A Debate on Post-Industrial Stratification

Author: Terry Nichols Clark,Seymour Martin Lipset

Publisher: Woodrow Wilson Center Press

ISBN: 9780801865763

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 9478

Class and its linkage to politics became a controversial and exciting topic again in the 1990s. Terry Clark and Seymour Martin Lipset published "Are Social Classes Dying?" in 1991, which sparked a lively debate and much new research. The main critics of Clark and Lipset—at Oxford and Berkeley—held (initially) that class was more persistent than Clark and Lipset suggested. The positions were sharply opposed and involved several conceptual and methodological concerns. But the issues grew more nuanced as further reflections and evidence accumulated. This book draws on four main conferences organized by the editors. Sharply contrasting views are forcefully argued with rich and subtle evidence. The volume includes a broad overview and synthesis; major reports by leading participants; and original theoretical and empirical contributions.
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Antislavery and Proslavery Liberalism in Antebellum America

Author: David F. Ericson

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814722121

Category: History

Page: 241

View: 5001

In 1914, H. Rider Haggardadventure novelist, diplomat, farmer, lawyer, and, above all, renowned author of such classic and influential bestsellers asKing Solomon's MinesandShereturned to South Africa, the country that had fired his literary imagination, for the first time in a quarter century. Haggard, whose work is today considered a prototype of colonial literature, barely recognized the Africa of his youth. The discovery of gold, the destruction of the Zulu kingdom, and the aftermath of the Anglo-Boer war had all radically transformed the political, cultural, and often physical landscape. No longer the diehard imperialist of his youth, when conquest and colonization were the order of the day, Haggard toured southern Africa extensively during this trip, acquiring an impression of black politics and even meeting the first president of the African National Congress, John Dube. This is the chronicle, in Haggard's own hand, of that journey. A remarkable literary find, written by a man who helped shape Western perceptions of Africa, this hitherto unpublished manuscript presents a portrait both surprising and in some ways familiar of Africa and of a central figure in the literature of African colonialism.
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Author: David Morgan

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719038310

Category: Sociologie - Grande-Bretagne - Histoire

Page: 254

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Author: Anthony Webster

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719067938

Category: History

Page: 198

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Anthony Webster examines the rise of the British empire and the various debates among historians of imperialism over two hundred years. He discusses why the empire is an attractive subject, why controversy surrounds it, and how different generations of historians have read the episodes in the history of the empire.
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Author: Philippe Billiet

Publisher: Maklu

ISBN: 904660490X

Category: Law

Page: 241

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This is a leading manual for practitioners and gives an update on the interface between class actions and arbitration in every EU Member State that provides access to a form of collective redress. It enhances the use of arbitration in relation to collective redress mechanisms.
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An Anthropological Reading of Tertullian's Context and Identities

Author: David E. Wilhite

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110926261

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

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This work is largely a social history of Tertullian, a Christian from Carthage (c.160–220 CE), and his ancient African context, which is viewed through a postcolonial lens. Theories from the discipline of social/cultural anthropology, e.g. kinship, class and ethnicity, are applied to selections of Tertullian’s writings. Some of the issues addressed include identity politics, Roman/African relations, martyrdom and the so-called Montanist heresy.
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Author: Michael Savage

Publisher: Open University Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 185

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This book breathes new life into class analysis by showing how contemporary social and cultural transformations are related to the restructuring of class relations. The author gives a definitive account of debates on class and provides a comprehensive description of the main features of contemporary social change.
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Classic Statements and Theoretical Debates

Author: Rhonda F. Levine

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742546325

Category: Social Science

Page: 277

View: 2752

Bringing together various statements on social stratification, this collection offers contributions to debates on the nature of race, class, and gender inequality.
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Author: Colin Rallings,David Broughton,David M. Farrell

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714647050

Category: Political Science

Page: 229

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This volume looks at the political events and discusses the major issues of 1994, most notably the European parliament elections.
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Author: Thomas Piketty

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406671322

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 816

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Wie entstehen die Akkumulation und die Distribution von Kapital? Welche Dynamiken sind dafür maßgeblich? Fragen der langfristigen Evolution von Ungleichheit, der Konzentration von Wohlstand in wenigen Händen und nach den Chancen für ökonomisches Wachstum bilden den Kern der Politischen Ökonomie. Aber befriedigende Antworten darauf gab es bislang kaum, weil aussagekräftige Daten und eine überzeugende Theorie fehlten. In Das Kapital im 21. Jahrhundert analysiert Thomas Piketty ein beeindruckendes Datenmaterial aus 20 Ländern, zurückgehend bis ins 18. Jahrhundert, um auf dieser Basis die entscheidenden ökonomischen und sozialen Abläufe freizulegen. Seine Ergebnisse stellen die Debatte auf eine neue Grundlage und definieren zugleich die Agenda für das künftige Nachdenken über Wohlstand und Ungleichheit. Piketty zeigt uns, dass das ökonomische Wachstum in der Moderne und die Verbreitung des Wissens es uns ermöglicht haben, den Ungleichheiten in jenem apokalyptischen Ausmaß zu entgehen, das Karl Marx prophezeit hatte. Aber wir haben die Strukturen von Kapital und Ungleichheit andererseits nicht so tiefgreifend modifiziert, wie es in den prosperierenden Jahrzehnten nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg den Anschein hatte. Der wichtigste Treiber der Ungleichheit – nämlich die Tendenz von Kapitalgewinnen, die Wachstumsrate zu übertreffen – droht heute extreme Ungleichheiten hervorzubringen, die am Ende auch den sozialen Frieden gefährden und unsere demokratischen Werte in Frage stellen. Doch ökonomische Trends sind keine Gottesurteile. Politisches Handeln hat gefährliche Ungleichheiten in der Vergangenheit korrigiert, so Piketty, und kann das auch wieder tun.
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Author: Michael Savage,James Barlow,Peter Dickens,Tom Fielding

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134657390

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 8338

First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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