The Large Corporation and Contemporary Classes

The Large Corporation and Contemporary Classes

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One section of this book deals with corporate power, focusing particularly upon ownership and control in large US companies. A second section dealis primarily with the working class, analyzing the incidence of poverty, characteristics of political organization and the nature of agrarian radicalism. In the final part of the work, Zeitlin turns to an examination of class and power in the less industrialized world, concentrating upon Cuba and Chile.
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  • Hardback | 270 pages
  • 152 x 229mm | 661g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 36tabs.
  • 0745606059
  • 9780745606057

Table of contents

Part I The capitalist class: corporate ownership and control - the large corporation and the capitalist class; on class theory of the large corporation; management control, exploitation, and profit maximization in the large corporation - an empirical confrontation of managerialism and class theory; finance capital and the internal structure of the capitalist class in the United States; who owns America? - the same old gang. Part 2 The working class in the United States and other places; death in Vietnam;- class, poverty, and the risks of war; how mighty a force? the internal differentiation and relative orgtaization of the American working class; political generations in the Cuban working class; miners and agrarian radicalism. Part 3 Revolution and reform: Cuba - revolution without a blueprint; Chilean revolution - the bullet or the ballot; democratic investment.
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