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American Class Structure in an Age of Growing Inequality: A New Synthesis / Edition 6
     

American Class Structure in an Age of Growing Inequality: A New Synthesis / Edition 6

by Dennis Gilbert, Matthew Wright, Bob Jucha
 

ISBN-10: 0534541100

ISBN-13: 9780534541101

Pub. Date: 10/28/2002

Publisher: Cengage Learning

The text is a current, concise treatment of America's ever-changing class structure. Updated throughout, this sixth edition focuses on change. Dennis Gilbert includes new data on topics such as the distribution of earnings and residential segregation by class to reveal a consistent pattern of growing inequality since the early 1970s. Why, Gilbert asks, is this

Overview

The text is a current, concise treatment of America's ever-changing class structure. Updated throughout, this sixth edition focuses on change. Dennis Gilbert includes new data on topics such as the distribution of earnings and residential segregation by class to reveal a consistent pattern of growing inequality since the early 1970s. Why, Gilbert asks, is this happening? He examines change in the economy, family life, and politics in search of an answer. This book retains the strengths that contributed to the success of previous editions. It synthesizes the best empirical studies of class and inequality in American society, focusing on nine key variables: occupation, income, wealth, prestige, association, socialization, class consciousness, power, and social mobility. Critical attention is given to major studies, from the classic small-town ethnographies of the 1930s to contemporary analyses of national mobility data. Historical sections show how the class system has changed and continues to evolve. Two strong chapters examine the relationship between social class and politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534541101
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Dimensions of Class. 2. Position and Prestige. 3. Social Class, Occupation, and Social Change. 4. Wealth and Income. 5. Socialization, Association, Lifestyles, and Values. 6. Social Mobility: The Structural Context. 7. Family, Education, and Career. 8. Elites, the Capitalist Class, and Political Power. Bibliography. Name Index. Subject Index. Credits.

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