Class Counts: Comparative Studies in Class Analysis / Edition 1

Class Counts: Comparative Studies in Class Analysis / Edition 1

by Erik Olin Wright
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521556465

ISBN-13: 9780521556460

Pub. Date: 12/28/1996

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Class Counts constitutes one of the few attempts to use systematically the concept of class from the Marxist tradition of social theory in quantitative research. The research in the book covers a wide range of topics, including the class character of friendship patterns, class mobility, the sexual division of labor in housework, gender differences in managerial

Overview

Class Counts constitutes one of the few attempts to use systematically the concept of class from the Marxist tradition of social theory in quantitative research. The research in the book covers a wide range of topics, including the class character of friendship patterns, class mobility, the sexual division of labor in housework, gender differences in managerial authority, and class consciousness. What unites the topics is not a preoccupation with a common object of explanation, but rather a common explanatory factor: class.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521556460
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/1996
Series:
Studies in Marxism and Social Theory Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
616
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.38(d)

Table of Contents

1. Class analysis; Part I. The Class Structure of Capitalism and its Transformations: 2. Class structure in comparative perspective; 3. The transformation of the American class structure, 1960–90; 4. The fall and rise of the petty bourgeoisie; Part II. The Permeability of Class Boundaries: 5. Class-boundaries permeability: conceptual and methodological issues; 6. Permeability of class boundaries to intergenerational mobility; 7. Cross-class friendships; 8. Cross-class families; Part III. Class and Gender: 9. Conceptualizing the interaction of class and gender; 10. Individuals, families and class analysis; 11. The non-effects of class on the gendered division of labor in the home; 12. The gender gap in workplace authority; Part IV. Class Structure and Class Consciousness; 13. A general framework for studying class consciousness and class formation; 14. Class consciousness and class formation in Sweden, the United States and Japan; 15. Class, state employment and consciousness; 16. Temporality, class structure and class consciousness; Part V. Conclusion; 17. Confirmations, surprises and theoretical reconstructions; Index.

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