Diversity in the Power Elite: Ironies and Unfulfilled Promises

Diversity in the Power Elite: Ironies and Unfulfilled Promises

by Richard L. Zweigenhaft, G. William Domhoff

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Diversity in the Power Elite is a provocative analysis of the diversity that exists—and doesn’t exist—among America’s powerful people. Richard L. Zweigenhaft and G. William Domhoff examine the progress that has been made, and where progress has stalled, for women, African Americans, Latino/as, Asian Americans, LGBTQ people, and Jewish people among what C. Wright Mills called the “power elite,” or those with significant financial or political influence in the U.S.

The third edition of this classic text has been fully revised and updated throughout. It highlights examples of profound change, including the presidential election of Barack Obama, the nation’s first black president, as well as the growing acceptance of LGBTQ people. And it also highlights the many ways that the promise of diversity has stalled or fallen short—that the playing field for non-white males and women is far from level. Filled with case studies that illuminate deep research, the book reveals a critical examination of the circles of power and discusses the impact of diversity on the way power works in the U.S.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538103371
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 01/15/2018
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 999,810
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Richard L. Zweigenhaft is Charles A. Dana Professor of Psychology at Guilford College. He is the co-editor of Collaboration in Psychological Science.

G. William Domhoff is Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Research Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the author of a number of books, including Who Rules America?

Over the past three decades, the authors have written a series of books together, including Blacks in the White Elite and The New CE's.

Table of Contents

Chapter1. The Ironies and Unfulfilled Promises of Diversity

Chapter 2. Jews in the Power Elite

Chapter 3. Women in the Power Elite

Chapter 4. Blacks in the Power Elite

Chapter 5. Latinos in the Power Elite

Chapter 6. Asian Americans and South Asians in the Power Elite

Chapter 7. LGBT People in the Power Elite

Chapter 8. The Ironies of Diversity

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