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The American Class Structure in an Age of Growing Inequality / Edition 8

The American Class Structure in an Age of Growing Inequality / Edition 8

by Dennis L. GilbertDennis L. Gilbert
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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412979658
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 05/13/2010
Edition description: Eighth Edition
Pages: 297
Sales rank: 1,100,560
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 Author
1. Social Class in America
2. Position and Prestige
3. Social Class, Occupation, and Social Change
4. Wealth and Income
5. Socialization, Association, Lifestyles, and Values
6. Social Mobility: The Societal Context
7. Family, Education, and Career
8. Elites, the Capitalist Class, and Political Power
9. Class Consciousness and Class Conflict
10. The Poor, the Underclass, and Public Policy
11. The American Class Structure and Growing Inequality
Note on Statistical Sources

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