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Class Counts Student Edition

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Author: Erik Olin Wright
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521663946
Size: 47.51 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 289
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Book Description: This 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.


Class Counts

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Author: Erik Olin Wright
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521556460
Size: 49.74 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 576
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Book Description: Class Counts combines theoretical discussions of the concept of class with a wide range of comparative empirical investigations of class.


Approaches To Class Analysis

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Author: Erik Olin Wright
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521603812
Size: 53.30 MB
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Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 212
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Book Description: Few themes have been as central to sociology as class and yet class remains a perpetually contested idea. Sociologists disagree not only on how best to define the concept of class but on its general role in social theory and indeed on its continued relevance to the sociological analysis of contemporary society. Some people believe that classes have largely dissolved in contemporary societies; others believe class remains one of the fundamental forms of social inequality and social power. Some see class as a narrow economic phenomenon whilst others adopt an expansive conception that includes cultural dimensions as well as economic conditions. This book explores the theoretical foundations of six major perspectives of class with each chapter written by an expert in the field. It concludes with a conceptual map of these alternative approaches by posing the question: If class is the answer, what is the question?


Digital Labour And Karl Marx

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Author: Christian Fuchs
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134747136
Size: 23.51 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 424
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Book Description: How is labour changing in the age of computers, the Internet, and "social media" such as Facebook, Google, YouTube and Twitter? In Digital Labour and Karl Marx, Christian Fuchs attempts to answer that question, crafting a systematic critical theorisation of labour as performed in the capitalist ICT industry. Relying on a range of global case studies--from unpaid social media prosumers or Chinese hardware assemblers at Foxconn to miners in the Democratic Republic of Congo--Fuchs sheds light on the labour costs of digital media, examining the way ICT corporations exploit human labour and the impact of this exploitation on the lives, bodies, and minds of workers.


Intimate Class Acts

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Author: Maryam Mirza
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199089698
Size: 79.36 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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Book Description: The economically privileged Lenny is able to taste the forbidden delights of the adult world because of her ayah. The romantic relationship between Sai, an upper-class Gujarati girl and Gyan, a lower-middle-class Nepali boy, crosses both class and ethnic boundaries. The marriage between Ram, an aristocratic Hindu and Rose, a working-class Englishwoman, transgresses racial and class lines while also reinforcing patriarchal hierarchies. These relationships in Ice-Candy-Man, The Inheritance of Loss and Rich Like Us reveal striking similarities in how gendered and classed identities are lived in India and Pakistan. In this scholarly work, Maryam Mirza examines ten novels in English by women writers from the Indian subcontinent. She explores the role of power and desire and of emotional and physical intimacy in cross-class relations. Among others, Mirza examines well-known novels such as Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things and Kamila Shamsie’s Salt and Saffron and works that have hitherto drawn limited critical attention, such as Moni Mohsin’s The End of Innocence and Brinda Charry’s The Hottest Day of the Year.


Sociology

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Author: Anthony Giddens
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 074563379X
Size: 75.38 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 1094
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Book Description: This fully revised and updated version of Anthony Giddens′s Sociology, now in its fifth edition, offers an unrivalled introduction for students new to the subject – lucid, lively, authoritative and original. Written by one of the world′s leading sociologists, this comprehensive textbook manages to be clear, accessible and jargon–free, but without oversimplifying complex debates. Earlier editions of Sociology broke new ground by incorporating cutting–edge debates, such as the impact of globalisation, into an introductory text. This fifth edition remains a state of the art textbook, with fresh and engaging new material added throughout. While covering all of the core topics of sociology, the fifth edition also includes a great deal of substantive new material, ensuring that students are introduced to the most recent sociological debates. Throughout, the book weaves together classical and contemporary theory and data, and provides a wide range of everyday examples to which students can easily relate. The fifth edition also benefits from: ∗ New discussions of global inequality, disability, ageing and the life course, risk, the network society, and terrorism, as well as many other additional and up–to–date topics. ∗ Numerous learning aids in every chapter, such as summary points, questions for further thought, and additional reading suggestions, which help to reinforce students′ knowledge. ∗ Lots of extra photographs, diagrams, case studies and cartoons, to bring ideas to life and fire students′ imaginations. ∗ High–quality supplementary resources on a dedicated website, including a full instructors′ manual and additional student aids, all specially designed to stimulate students′ learning and critical thinking. The fifth edition of this classic textbook is an ideal teaching text for first–year university and college courses, and will be essential reading for all students who are looking for an exciting, authoritative and easy–to–follow introduction to sociology. Please visit the accompanying website at: http://www.polity.co.uk/giddens5/


Next To Nothing

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Author: Mikael Johansson
Publisher:
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Size: 26.69 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Nanoscience
Languages : en
Pages : 146
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Prosperity For All

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Author: Brian Staples Roper
Publisher: Social Science Press
ISBN:
Size: 25.47 MB
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Category : New Zealand
Languages : en
Pages : 280
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Book Description: 'Prosperity for All' draws upon years of original research to provide a lively, lucid and compelling account of economic, social and political change in New Zealand since 1935. The book assembles a wealth of factual information, that is not easily accessible elsewhere, in order to ascertain whether or not this change has indeed brought prosperity for all. The text is organised thematically and chronologically making it clear, accessible and user friendly, while reading guides at the end of each chapter enable the reader to explore issues in greater depth. Prosperity for all will be illuminating not only for students and academics in economics, history, politics, sociology and public policy, but also for non-academic readers wanting to know more about the most important transformations in New Zealand's economy, society and polity.


Current Sociology

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Size: 54.82 MB
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Category : Electronic journals
Languages : en
Pages :
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