American Class Structure in an Age of Growing Inequality

ISBN-10: 141297965X

ISBN-13: 9781412979658

Edition: 8th 2011

Authors: Dennis Gilbert

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List price: $81.00
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/13/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Dennis Gilbert is a professor of Sociology at Hamilton College His primary research interests are Latin American and American class system. Gilbert is the author of The American Class Structure in an Age of Growing Inequality (Sage, 2008), Mexico's Middle Class in the Neoliberal Era (University of Arizona Press, 2007), Sandinistas: the Party and the Revolution (Blackwell, 1988), and La Oligarquía Peruana: Historia de Tres familias (Horizonte, 1982). In 1990, he was research director to the successful congressional campaign of Bernard Sanders (Independent-VT) and later served as legislative assistant in Representative Sanders' congressional office. At Hamilton, Gilbert teaches a course on public opinion polling. In collaboration with the polling firm Zogby International, Gilbert and his students have conducted a series of widely reported national surveys, most examining the views of high school students, on such topics as gun control, gay rights, abortion, Muslims in America and patriotism.

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Social Class in America
Position and Prestige
Social Class, Occupation, and Social Change
Wealth and Income
Socialization, Association, Lifestyles, and Values
Social Mobility: The Societal Context
Family, Education, and Career
Elites, the Capitalist Class, and Political Power
Class Consciousness and Class Conflict
The Poor, the Underclass, and Public Policy
The American Class Structure and Growing Inequality
Note on Statistical Sources
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