American Society How It Really Works

ISBN-10: 039393067X
ISBN-13: 9780393930672
Edition: 2011
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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/8/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 507
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Erik Olin Wright is Vilas Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of many books, including Classes , Interrogating Inequality , Class Counts , Deepening Democracy (with Archon Fung), and Envisioning Real Utopias .

preface
Acknowledgments
Prologue: Perspectives and Values
What Kind of Society is American Society?
Capitalism
The Capitalist Market: How It Is Supposed To Work
The Capitalist Market: How It Actually Works
The Environment
Transportation
Consumerism
Health Care
High-Road Capitalism
Inequality
Thinking about Fairness and Inequality
Class
Persistent Poverty and Rising Inequality
Ending Poverty in America
Racial Inequality
Gender Inequality
Democracy
Democracy. How It Works
Elections and Voting
Taxation and the Attack on the Affirmative State
Corporate Control of the Media
Militarism and Empire
Labor Unions
Democracy from Below
Conclusion
Possible Futures
Credits
Index

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