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Erik Olin Wright - Classes - 9781859841792 - V9781859841792
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Description for Classes Paperback. In this re-examination of social class, Eric Olin Wright gives a complete reformulation of the Marxist concept, bridging the gap between abstract structural accounts of class and descriptions of particular class configurations. Series: Verso Classics. Num Pages: 354 pages, 1, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: JFSC; JPFC. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 218 x 140 x 29. Weight in Grams: 476.
Class analysis and class struggle are central concepts in Marx's social theory yet, notoriously, Marx never wrote a systematic exposition of these terms during his lifetime, and succeeding generations have had to piece together interpretations from his many scattered references and discussions. The problem of trying to develop a Marxist class analysis on this basis has been made all the more acute by changes in the class structure of advanced capitalism, for these have thrown up a bewildering range of new social strata which seem to be difficult to reconcile with the many traditional understandings of class. In Classes, Erik ... Read more

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About Erik Olin Wright
Erik Olin Wright (1947-2019) was Vilas Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin and former president of the American Sociological Association. He authored many books, including Classes, Interrogating Inequality, Class Counts, Deepening Democracy (with Archon Fung), and Envisioning Real Utopias

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The most impressive book on class I have read in some years.
Michael Mann
Contemporary Sociology
An empirically supported reformulation of class theory that achieves exemplary standards of critique, complexity and clarity.
Claus Offe Erik Olin Wright's Classes is almost certain to be the most important book on social classes this decade ... The book presents ... Read more

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