Theories of the New Class
Intellectuals and Power
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Theories of the New Class by Lawrence Peter King
Book DescriptionKing and Szelenyi show that the idea of the New Class has stubbornly entered and reentered the agenda of critical social theorizing throughout the last century. Indeed, they interpret that the last century as a history of projects by different groups of the highly educated-factions of intellectuals, bureaucrats, technocrats, managers, and the left-wing humanistic intelligentsia-to gain ultimate power. A rare empirical discussion of theory, Theories of the New Class invigorates class theories by grounding them in contemporary issues; at the same time, it uses modern polemics to revitalize historical debates on the origins of capitalism.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780816643431
(230mm x 148mm x 23mm)
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 14-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United States
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The term "new class" was coined in 1870 by Mikhail Bakunin to describe an intellectual elite that would attain political ascendency. The authors of this text put New Class theories into a broad historical framework.
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Author Biography - Lawrence Peter King
Lawrence Peter King, associate professor of sociology at Yale University, is the author of The Basic Features of Postcommunist Capitalism (2001). Ivan Szelenyi is William Graham Sumner Professor of Sociology and professor of political science at Yale University. He is the author or coauthor of Intellectuals on the Road to Class Power (1979), Urban Social Inequalities (1983), Socialist Entrepreneurs (1988), and Making Capitalism without Capitalists (1998).
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