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The white collar working class : from structure to politics /
Richard Sobel ; foreword by Martin Oppenheimer.
imprint
New York : Praeger, 1989.
description
xiii, 185 p.
ISBN
0275930262 (alk. paper) :
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imprint
New York : Praeger, 1989.
isbn
0275930262 (alk. paper) :
catalogue key
533302
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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'œ. . .makes a contribution to the understanding of social class and political behavior in the United States. It deserves the close attention of scholars everywhere concerned with the present and the future realities of class and politics. The book is a timely and carefully documented rise of the "new middle class" of white-collar employees in society.'' Perspectives on Political Science
'œAny professor teaching organizations or occupations should find this book useful in introducing students to one of the most fascinating subjects in the study of contemporary social structure.'' The American Sociological Association Organizations and Occupations Newsletter
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Especially pertinent for political sociologists and political scientists, this text examines key social and political issues surrounding the white collar working class. The study is unique both in its coverage and elucidation of complex theories of white collar class and in incorporating structural class definition into the empirical investigation. The document examines current class situation, changes over time, and political outcomes. Specifically, it identifies a system of stratification within the working class, scrutinizes the proletarianization questions, and demonstrates the political consequences of structural class. The White Collar Working Class is a significant expansion of a study of white collar class at the beginning of the 1980s. Reflecting both traditional and Marxian sociological perspectives of class and stratification, chaptes critique competing theories of white collar class situation and profile the changing white collar class structure. The final chapter explores the political implications of class, stratification, and white collar work.
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This text examines key social and political issues surrounding the white collar working class. The study is unique both in its coverage and elucidation of complex theories of white collar class and in incorporating structural class definition into the empirical investigation. The document examines current class situation, changes over time, and political outcomes. Specifically, it identifies a system of stratification within the working class, scrutinizes the proletarianization questions, and demonstrates the political consequences of structural class.
Table of Contents
Foreword
Preface
White Collar and Class Theories of White Collar Working Class
The Extent of the White Collar Working Class
The Proletarianization Questions and White Collar Labor Is White Collar Being Proletarianized?
Is White Collar Being Deproletarianized?
Beyond the White Collar Working Class: From Structure to Politics
Index
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