The New Class Society introduces students to the sociology of class structure and inequalities as it asks whether or not the American dream has faded. The fourth edition of this powerful book demonstrates how and why class inequalities in the United States have been widened, hardened, and become more entrenched than ever.
The fourth edition has been extensively revised and reorganized throughout, including a new introduction that offers an overview of key themes and shorter chapters that cover a wider range of topics. New material for the fourth edition includes a discussion of "The Great Recession" and its ongoing impact, the demise of the middle class, rising costs of college and increasing student debt, the role of electronic media in shaping people's perceptions of class, and more.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Edition description:||Fourth Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Earl Wysong is professor of sociology at Indiana University Kokomo. He is a past president of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences and author of High Risk and High Stakes.
Robert Perrucci is professor of sociology at Purdue University, a past president of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, and former editor of the American Sociologist, Social Problems, and Contemporary Sociology.
David Wright is professor of sociology at Wichita State University, where he is also associate provost for academic data systems and strategic planning.
Table of Contents
List of Tables and Figures
1 Class in America: The Way We Were
2 The New American Class Structure
3 The New Economy and the New Class Structure
4 The Global Economy and Class Inequalities
5 How the Middle Class Died
6 Conflicting Class Interests and Class War
7 The Invisible Class Empire
8 Political Finance: It’s Money That Matters
9 Policy Planning and Classwide Lobbying
10 The Information Industry
11 Educating for Privilege: Dreaming, Streaming, and Creaming
12 The Pacification of Everyday Life
13 The Culture Industry and Pacification
14 Class in the Twenty-first Century
About the Authors