Political Sociology Oppression, Resistance, and the State

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Edition: 2011
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List price: $60.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/16/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

University of Connecticut, USA

Preface
Acknowledgments
Oppression, Resistance, and the State: An Introduction
Systems of Oppression and the State
Structures of Oppression: Power, Politics, and the State
Political Economy
Patriarchy
Racism
Heteronormativity
Structures of Oppression and Resistance
References
From the Top Down? Power Structure Theories
Pluralism
Group Pluralism
Elite Pluralism
Critique of Pluralism
Power Elite Theory
Critical Assessment of Power Elite Theory
Class Dialectic Theory
Critical Assessment of Class Dialectic Theory
Poststructuralist Theories of Power
Critical Assessment of Poststructuralist Theories of Power
Comparing Power Structure Theories
The Meaning and Dimensions of Power
Summing Up
Discussion
References
Is This the Best (or Only) Possible World? Oppression and Socialization
Oppression Values and Ideologies
Individual Rights, Group Interests, and Oppression
Political Socialization
Media
Schools
The State
Patriarchal Socialization and Gendered Oppression
Media
Family
Work
Schools
The State
Resistance to Patriarchal Oppression and Socialization
White Superiority Socialization and Racist Oppression
Media
Family
Schools
The State
Summing Up
Discussion
References
Power to the People? Voting and Electoral Participation
Who Votes?
Why Don't People Vote?
Social Psychological Explanations
Structural Explanations
Political Alienation
Why Are People Politically Alienated?
Scandals in Leadership
The Structure of the Political Process
Racism in the Electoral Process
Is There a Gender Gap?
Radical Objections to Voting
Power Beyond Voting
Direct Action
Political Action Committees
Soft Money
Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission
Structural Factors of Power Without Voting
Discussion
References
Who's in Charge Here? The State and Society
Marxist Theories of the State
Instrumentalism/Business Dominance Theory: "Capture" or Domination?
Capitalist State Structuralism
Class Dialectic Perspective: "Bringing Class Back In"
State-Centered Structuralism: "Bringing the State Back In"
Anarchist Theory
Theories of the State and Oppression
Discussion
References
From the Bottom Up? Social Movements and the State
Defining Social Movements
Explaining Social Movements
Absolute and Relative Deprivation Theories
Resource Mobilization
Political Process Perspective
Globalization and Social Movements
Social Movements and State Theory
Discussion
References
State Policies and Practices: Racialized, Class-Based, and Gendered Oppression
Toward a Multidimensional View of the State, Society, and Oppression
State Projects
Selectivity Filters
Balance of Political and Institutional Forces
Modeling a Multidimensional View of the State, Society, and Oppression
The State and Class-Based Oppression
State Projects of Economic Intervention and Class Oppression
The State and Gendered Oppression
Gendering State Projects
The State and Heteronormative Oppression
The State and Racialized Oppression
Racial Formation State Projects
Intersectionality of Racialized, Class-Based, and Gendered Oppression and State Projects
Summing Up
References
Index
About the Authors

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