The New Middle Classes: Social, Psychological, and Political Issues

The New Middle Classes: Social, Psychological, and Political Issues

by Arthur J. Vidich
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814787770

ISBN-13: 9780814787779

Pub. Date: 12/01/1994

Publisher: New York University Press

In America's much-touted classless society, the middle class—decried by some as a mythical construct and heralded by others as the embodiment of the American dream—has always occupied a central and controversial position. This book explores the origins of the new middle classes that emerged in the 20th century, revealing the relationship of these classes

Overview

In America's much-touted classless society, the middle class—decried by some as a mythical construct and heralded by others as the embodiment of the American dream—has always occupied a central and controversial position. This book explores the origins of the new middle classes that emerged in the 20th century, revealing the relationship of these classes to capitalism, bureaucracy, and politics. The book is divided into four parts, addressing: the theoretical problems and historical changes brought on by the emergence of the new middle classes; status and the psychology of class; the middle class in America; and the lifestyles and political orientations of the middle classes in the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814787779
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
12/01/1994
Series:
Main Trends of the Modern World Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

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