The American Class Structure in an Age of Growing Inequality / Edition 8 available in Paperback
In this Eighth Edition of his acclaimed and thought-provoking text, author Dennis Gilbert explores historical and contemporary empirical studies of class inequality in America through the lens of nine key variables. Focusing on the socioeconomic core of the American class system, Gilbert describes a consistent pattern of growing inequality in the United States since the early 1970s. In his search for the answer to why class disparities continue to increase, Gilbert examines changes in the economy, family life, and politics, drawing on vivid first-person accounts to illustrate the human emotion wrapped up in class issues.
|Edition description:||Eighth Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Dennis Gilbert holds a Ph D from Cornell University and has taught at Cornell, the Universidad Católica in Lima, Peru, and Hamilton College, where he is Professor of Sociology Emeritus. He is also the author of The Oligarchy and the Old Regime in Latin America, 1880 to 1970 (2017), Mexico’s Middle Class in the Neoliberal Era (2007), Sandinistas: The Party and the Revolution (1991), and La Oligarquía Peruana: Historia de Tres Familias (1982).
Table of Contents
About the AuthorPreface1. Social Class in America2. Position and Prestige3. Social Class, Occupation, and Social Change4. Wealth and Income5. Socialization, Association, Lifestyles, and Values6. Social Mobility: The Societal Context7. Family, Education, and Career8. Elites, the Capitalist Class, and Political Power9. Class Consciousness and Class Conflict10. The Poor, the Underclass, and Public Policy11. The American Class Structure and Growing InequalityGlossaryBibliographyNote on Statistical SourcesCreditsIndex