From the Left Bank to the Mainstream: Historical Debates and Contemporary Research in Marxist Sociology

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Patrick McGuire is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Toledo. His work has appeared in Sociological Quarterly, Critical Sociology, Social Science Quarterly and elsewhere. Donald McQuarie is Director of Graduate Studies and Professor of Sociology at Bowling Green State University. He is the editor of Marx: Sociology, Social Change, Capitalism (1978) and Readings in Contemporary Sociological Theory (1994). He has published papers in Critical Sociology, American Sociologist, Sociological Quarterly, and Social Science Quarterly. His current research interest is municipal socialism in Ohio at the turn of the century.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: U.S. Sociology, the American Dream, and the Specter of Karl Marx Part 2 Part I: Social Structure and Processes Chapter 3 Class Structure: Class, Not Strata: It's Not Just Where You Stand, But What You Stand For Chapter 4 Social Movements: An Argument for Understanding Social Movements as Class Movements Chapter 5 Gender: Marxist Theory and the Oppression of Women Chapter 6 Race: Classical and Recent Theoretical Developments in the Marxist Analysis of Race and Ethnicity Chapter 7 Social Change and Development: "A World After Its Own Image": The Marxist Paradigm and Theories of Capitalist Development on a World Scale Chapter 8 Labor: Labor's Crisis and the Crisis of Labor Studies: Toward a Retheorized Sociology of Labor Chapter 9 State and Politics: From the King of Prussia to the New World Order: Marxist Theories of State and Power Chapter 10 Corporations and the Economy: Marxist Scholarship and the Corporate Economy Chapter 11 Education and Knowledge: Reading Class: Marxist Theories of Education Chapter 12 Medicine and Public Health: The Study of the Health Care System: The Marxist Critique of a Dominant Paradigm Chapter 13 Religion: Marxist-Christian Dialogues: The Liberation of Theology Chapter 14 Crime and Law: Rediscovering Criminology: Lessons from the Marxist Tradition Chapter 15 Urban and Regional Development: Views of the City: Urban and Regional Sociology

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