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ISBN-13: 9781598741582
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/31/2009
Edition description: Abridged
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

The late Leslie A. White (1900–1975) was one of anthropology’s most renowned theorists. From his base at University of Michigan, he influenced generations of students and followers with his ideas of cultural evolution. He was author of numerous books on theory and on his fieldwork in the American bio info

Table of Contents

Foreword Robert L. Carneiro Ben Urish Burton J. Brown 7

1 Introduction 13

2 The Nature of Capitalist-Democratic Culture 23

3 Early Development of Capitalist Culture: Tenth to Sixteenth Centuries 31

4 Development of Capitalist-Democratic Culture: Sixteenth to Nineteenth Centuries 55

5 The Fuel Revolution 95

6 Socio-cultural Consequences of the Fuel Revolution 127

7 The United States: From Colonial Times to World War I 151

8 Jungle Capitalism 187

9 The State-Church in Capitalist-Democratic Society 227

10 Class Structure and Class Relations 273

11 Class Structure in the United States: Capital and Labor 311

12 The Social Organization of Tenure and Control of Wealth 353

13 Big Business and Government 413

14 Small Business 437

15 The Socialization of Wealth 453

16 Distribution of Wealth and Income 467

17 From Laissez-Faire to Welfare, Part I 499

18 From Laissez-Faire to Welfare, Part II 547

19 Subsides: Government Interference in the Free Enterprise System 593

20 Mutual Funds 637

21 Pension Plans 653

Bibliography 677

Index 689

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