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ISBN-10: 1859841791

ISBN-13: 9781859841792

Edition: 2nd 1997

Authors: Erik Olin Wright

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In this seminal re-examination of social class, Wright gives a complete reformulation of the Marxist concept, bridging the gap between abstract structural account of class and descriptions of particular class configurations.
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 2/17/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Erik Olin Wright is arguably the most prominent scholar analyzing the social impact of class in the United States, and his research has mainly involved large-scale quantitative investigations of various themes connected to social inequality. Wright is the author of many books, including Class Counts, Interrogating Inequality, and Classes. He has also organized what he calls the "Real Utopias Project," which explores a wide range of radical proposals for transforming the core institutions of contemporary society (and is also a series of books for Verso). In addition, he founded the A.E. Havens Center at the University of Wisconsin, whose mission is to foster dialogue between activists and academics and to encourage critical perspectives on contemporary social issues.

Preface
Posing the Problem: The Agenda of Class Analysis
The Biography of a Concept: Contradictory Class Locations
A General Framework for the Analysis of Class
Implications and Elaboration of the General Framework
Empirically Adjudicating Contending Class Definitions
Class Structure in Contemporary Capitalism: A Comparison of Sweden and the United States
Class Structure and Class Consciousness in Contemporary Capitalist Society
Conclusion
Practical Strategies for Transforming Concepts
Variable Constructions
Full Data for Selected Tables
Bibliography
Index