How Class Works: Power and Social Movement / Edition 1

How Class Works: Power and Social Movement / Edition 1

by Stanley Aronowitz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300105045

ISBN-13: 9780300105049

Pub. Date: 08/02/2004

Publisher: Yale University Press


Although Americans like to believe that they live in a classless society, Stanley Aronowitz demonstrates that class remains a potent force. Defining class as the power of social groups to make a difference, he explains that social groups such as labor movements, environmental activists, and feminists become classes when they make demands that change the course of…  See more details below

Overview


Although Americans like to believe that they live in a classless society, Stanley Aronowitz demonstrates that class remains a potent force. Defining class as the power of social groups to make a difference, he explains that social groups such as labor movements, environmental activists, and feminists become classes when they make demands that change the course of history.
“With How Class Works Aronowitz puts the subject of social class squarely on the intellectual agenda—though in a new, inclusive, and dynamic form. Like his influential False Promises, How Class Works is both intellectually exciting and morally challenging.”—Barbara Ehrenreich
“In How Class Works Aronowitz argues for the enduring vitality of the concept of social class as a way of understanding social relations. This is a significant contribution to social theory, an argument certain to be widely considered, debated, and tested.”—George Lipsitz, author of American Studies in a Moment of Danger
“An intellectually captivating book on a topic that remains as timely and significant as ever.”—Howard Kimeldorf, University of Michigan

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300105049
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/02/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Class Matters12
2Time and Space in Class Theory38
3History and Class Theory63
4Does the United States Have a Ruling Class?92
5National and International Blocs122
6The New Social Movements and Class141
7Ecology and Class171
8Utopia on Hold199
Notes231
Index253

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >