Class and Inequality: Comparative Perspectives

Class and Inequality: Comparative Perspectives


By (author) Malcolm B. Hamilton, By (author) Maria Hirszowicz

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  • Publisher: Prentice-Hall
  • Format: Paperback | 300 pages
  • Dimensions: 148mm x 230mm 488g
  • Publication date: 1 July 1993
  • Publication City/Country: Harlow
  • ISBN 10: 0745010008
  • ISBN 13: 9780745010007
  • Edition: 2
  • Edition statement: 2nd edition

Product description

This successor volume to "Class and Inequality in Pre-Industrial, Capitalist and Communist Societies" examines the most important issues and debates relating to inequality and stratificaton. It covers all the major concepts, including power, priviledge, prestige, class and status. Topis discussed include: a critical examination of the major theoretical approaches to inequality and stratification; a discussion of key contemporary issues in capitalist and western industrial societies, such as the managerial revolution thesis and debates on the distribution of income; an assesssment of the recent social changes in Eastern Europe and how these have impacted on the system of inequality under communist regimes; and patterns of inequality, class and status in Third World and developing countries.

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Table of contents

Concepts and categories; theories of inequality; pre-industrial societies; capitalism and the capital class; social mobility; inequality in post-communist societies.