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Wright 1985 - Classes

Wright 1985 - Classes

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Erik Olin Wright (1985): Classes, London: Verso Books
Erik Olin Wright (1985): Classes, London: Verso Books

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ErikOlinWrightwasborninBerkeley,California,in1947whilehisfatherwasinmedicalschoolontheG.!.Bill.HegrewupinLawrence,Kansas,wherebothofhisparentswereprofessorsofpsychologyattheUniversityofKansas.AsidefromayearspentinAustraliain1960,heremainedinKansasuntil1964whenheenteredHarvardUniversity.AftergraduatingwithaB.A.degreeinsocialstudiesin1968,hespenttwoyearsstudyinghistoryatOxfordUniversity,workingespeciallywithChristopherHill.UponreturningtotheUnitedStatesin1970,hespentoneyearinaUnitarianTheologicalSeminarinBerkeley,duringwhichtimeheworkedatSanQuentinPrisonasastudentchaplin.Onthebasisofmaterialgatheredwhileworkingintheprison,hewrote
ThePoliticsofPunishment:acriticalanalysisofprisonsinAmerica
(NewYork:HarperColophonBooks,1973).In1971heenteredgraduateschoolinsociologyattheUniversityofCaliforniawherehestayeduntilcompletinghisdoctoraldissertationon
ClassStruc-tureandIncomeInequality
inthespringof1976.Authorof
Class,CrisisandtheState
(NewLeftBooks,1980),heiscurrentlyPro-fessorofSociologyattheUniversityofWisconsin,Madison.
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ErikOlinWrightVersoClasses
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Contents
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Preface
1.
PosingtheProblem:TheAgendaofClassAnalysis
TheLegacyofMarx
6
TheAgendaofContemporaryMarxistClassAnalysis
8
PartOne:ConceptualIssues
17
2.
TheBiographyofaConcept:ContradictoryClassLocations
19
TheLogicofConceptFormation
20
StepsintheAnalysisoftheFormationoftheConceptofContradictoryLocations
24
TheEmpiricalSetting
25
TheoreticalConstraints
26
AlternativeSolutions
37
BuildingaNewConcept
42
ProblemswithConceptualization
513.
AGeneralFrameworkfortheAnalysisofClass
64
Roemer'sAccountofClassandExploitation
64
TowardsaGeneralFrameworkofClassAnalysis
73
OnceAgain,UnresolvedProblems
924.
ImplicationsandElaborationsoftheGeneralFramework
105
AlternativeClassTheories
106
ModeofProductionandSocialFormation
109
TheTheoryofHistory
114
LegitimationandMotivation
118
ClassStructureandFormoftheState
122
ClassStructureandClassFormation
123
ClassAlliances
124
Wright,ErikOlinClasses.1.Socialclasses
I.
Title305.5HT609Firstpublished1985©ErikOlinWrightVersoEditions15GreekStreetLondonWIV5LFTypesetinTimesRomanbySpirePrintServicesLtd,Salisbury,WiltshirePrintedinGreatBritainbyTheThetfordPressLtd,Thetford,Norfolk
ISBN
0-86091-104-70-86091-812-2pbk

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