Class Counts Student Edition
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By (author) Erik Olin Wright
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Class Counts Student Edition by Erik Olin Wright
Book DescriptionThis textbook provides students with a lively and penetrating exploration of the concept of class and its relevance for understanding a wide range of issues in contemporary society. Erik Olin Wright treats class as a common explanatory factor and examines three broad themes: class structure, class and gender, and class consciousness. Specific empirical studies include such diverse topics as class variations in the gender division of labour in housework; friendship networks across class boundaries; the American class structure since 1960; and cross-national variations in class consciousness. The author evaluates these studies in the light of expectations within the Marxist tradition of class analysis. This Student Edition of Class Counts thus combines Wright's sophisticated account of central and enduring questions in social theory with practical analyses of detailed social problems.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521663946
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 6-Jul-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Erik Olin Wright
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Leading sociologist examines how different readings of class enrich our understanding of capitalism
American Society, Paperback (April 2015)
The definitive critical introduction to American society.
Envisioning Real Utopias, Paperback (May 2010)
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Gender Equality, Paperback (March 2009)» View all books by Erik Olin Wright
The age of the male breadwinner and the female caregiver has passed, but gender inequality is as persistent as ever. This work intervenes in debates on domestic inequality, examining tensions between work and family life for women. It explores class disparity, who should care for infants, and fatherhood in a dual-earner family.
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