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What's Class Got to Do with It? American Society in the Twenty-First Century

ISBN-10: 0801488990

ISBN-13: 9780801488993

Edition: 2004

Authors: Michael Zweig

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 3/31/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.012

Michael Zweig is a professor of economics and director of the Center for Study of Working Class Life at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he has received the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is active in his union, United University Professions (AFT Local 2190), representing 35,000 faculty and professional staff throughout SUNY and has been elected to two terms on its state executive board. His earlier books include What's Class Got to Do with It?: American Society in the Twenty-first Century ; Religion and Economic Justice ; and The Idea of a World University .

Acknowledgments
Introduction : the challenge of working class studies
The mosaic of class, race, and gender
When feminism had class
How race enters class in the United States
The tangled knot of race and class in the United States
Class in a global economy
Neoliberalism and anticorporate globalization as class struggle
September 11 and its aftermath through the lens of class
Global strategies for workers : how class analysis clarifies us and them and what we need to do
Class and working people
Neoliberal social policy and labor market discipline
Economic crisis, the working class, and organized labor
Class and young adults
Young workers, economic inequality, and collective action
Promises to keep : working class students and higher education
Across the great divide : crossing classes and clashing cultures
Notes
List of contributors
Index