Social Stratification
The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap
The Divide
American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap
Paperback      ISBN: 0812983637
"Matt Taibbi's genius is in untangling complex stories and making us care about them by providing striking moral clarity and a genuine sense of outrage. He has become among the most read journalists in America, leading the dialogue with epic Rolling Stone pieces that offer an "almost startling reminder of the power of good writing" (Washington Post). In this new work, he once again takes readers into the biggest, most urgent story in America: a widening wealth gap that is not only reshaping our economic life, but changing our core sense of right and wrong. The wealthy 1% operate with near impunity, while everyone else finds their very existence the subject of massive law enforcement attention: from stop-and-frisk programs and the immigrant dragnet to invasive surveillance and the abuse of debtors. Driven by immersive reporting, this is a stunning look into the newest high-stakes divide in our country: between a lawless aristocracy of hyperwealth and the rest of us, living under the shadow of an incipientAmerican police state"--
Divided We Stand: Class Structure in Israel from 1948 to the 1980s
Divided We Stand
Class Structure in Israel from 1948 to the 1980s
Hardcover      ISBN: 0313264023
Divisions and Solidarities: Gender, Class and Employment in Latin America
Divisions and Solidarities
Gender, Class and Employment in Latin America
Hardcover      ISBN: 0415018498
Divisions and Solidarities: Gender, Class and Employment in Latin America
Divisions and Solidarities
Gender, Class and Employment in Latin America
Paperback      ISBN: 0415018501
Does the Law Morally Bind the Poor?: Or What Good's the Constitution When You Can't Afford a Loaf of Bread?
Does the Law Morally Bind the Poor?
Or What Good's the Constitution When You Can't Afford a Loaf of Bread?
Hardcover      ISBN: 0814792944
Does Who Governs Matter
Does Who Governs Matter
Paperback      ISBN: 0875805299
Domination and the Arts of Resistance: Hidden Transcripts
Domination and the Arts of Resistance
Hidden Transcripts
Paperback      ISBN: 0300056699
"Play fool, to catch wise."?proverb of Jamaican slaves Confrontations between the powerless and powerful are laden with deception?the powerless feign deference and the powerful subtly assert their mastery. Peasants, serfs, untouchables, slaves, laborers, and prisoners are not free to speak their minds in the presence of power. These subordinate groups instead create a secret discourse that represents a critique of power spoken behind the backs of the dominant. At the same time, the powerful also develop a private dialogue about practices and goals of their rule that cannot be openly avowed. In this book, renowned social scientist James C. Scott offers a penetrating discussion both of the public roles played by the powerful and powerless and the mocking, vengeful tone they display off stage?what he terms their public and hidden transcripts. Using examples from the literature, history, and politics of cultures around the world, Scott examines the many guises this interaction has taken throughout history and the tensions and contradictions it reflects. Scott describes the ideological resistance of subordinate groups?their gossip, folktales, songs, jokes, and theater?their use of anonymity and ambiguity. He also analyzes how ruling elites attempt to convey an impression of hegemony through such devices as parades, state ceremony, and rituals of subordination and apology. Finally, he identifies?with quotations that range from the recollections of American slaves to those of Russian citizens during the beginnings of Gorbachev's glasnost campaign?the political electricity generated among oppressed groups when, for the first time, the hidden transcript is spoken directly and publicly in the face of power. His landmark work will revise our understanding of subordination, resistance, hegemony, folk culture, and the ideas behind revolt.
Downhill from Here: Retirement Insecurity in the Age of Inequality
Downhill from Here
Retirement Insecurity in the Age of Inequality
Hardcover      ISBN: 1250119464
A sharp examination of today's troubled state of retirement in America shares sobering insights into how the real estate crash and limited social security are preventing retirement and inducing widespread poverty in aging Baby Boomers.
Driving Toward Modernity: Cars and the Lives of the Middle Class in Contemporary China
Driving Toward Modernity
Cars and the Lives of the Middle Class in Contemporary China
Hardcover      ISBN: 1501738399
In Driving toward Modernity, Jun Zhang ethnographically explores the entanglement between the rise of the automotive regime and emergence of the middle class in South China. Focusing on the Pearl River Delta, one of the nation's wealthiest regions, Zhang shows how private cars have shaped everyday middle-class sociality, solidarity, and...
Driving Toward Modernity: Cars and the Lives of the Middle Class in Contemporary China
Driving Toward Modernity
Cars and the Lives of the Middle Class in Contemporary China
Paperback      ISBN: 1501738402
"This book explores, ethnographically, the entanglement between the rise of the automotive regime and emergence of the middle class in South China, through which a nuanced picture of China's great transformations is depicted"--