Download E-books Class in America: An Encyclopedia, Volumes 1-3 PDF

By Robert E. Weir

In the USA, social category ranks with gender, race, and ethnicity in opting for the values, actions, political habit, and lifestyles probabilities of contributors. such a lot students agree at the significance of sophistication, even though they generally disagree on what it really is and the way it affects americans. This A-Z encyclopedia, the 1st to target category within the usa, surveys the breadth of sophistication strata all through our background, for prime university scholars to most of the people. classification is illuminated in 525 essay entries on major humans, phrases, theories, courses, associations, eras, ethnic teams, locations, and masses more.

This invaluable set is an authoritative, attention-grabbing resource for in-demand info on key features of our tradition and society and is helping researchers to slim down a vast subject. type is printed from angles that frequently intersect: via historical past, with entries resembling Founding Fathers, the commercial Revolution, Westward enlargement; via economics, with entries reminiscent of Dot.com Bubble, Robber Barons, Chicago college of Economics, Lottery, salary Slaves, monetary equivalent chance Act, inventory industry, Inheritance Taxes, Wal-Mart, Welfare; via social symptoms equivalent to Conspicuous intake, the Hamptons, WASP, Homelessness, Social hiking; via politics with entries comparable to Anarchism, Braceros, history beginning, Communist get together, Kennedy family members; and during tradition via entries akin to state song, the nice Gatsby, tv, and Studs Terkel. category is usually approached from ethnic, sexual, spiritual, academic, and nearby angles. detailed positive factors contain an advent, timeline, urged studying consistent with access, cross-references, reader's advisor to themes, and thorough index. pattern entries: Immigration, schooling, exertions stream, Pink-Collar employees, AFL-CIO, moves, nice melancholy, Jacob Riis, Literature, the Rockefellers, Slavery, song, Academia, family members, Suburbia, McMansions, Taxation, Segregation, Racism, Ivy League, Robber Barons, Philanthropists, Socialites, faith, Welfare, the yankee Dream, Dot.com Millionaires, equivalent chance, Founding Fathers, salary Slaves, commercial Revolution, Capitalism, Economics, Appalachia, Horse Racing, Gender, Communist occasion, nation golf equipment, faith, American Indians, Conspicuous intake, Studs Terkel, movie, Class-Consciousness, paintings Ethic, Media, tv, Puritans, Homelessness, prestige Symbols, Assimilation/Melting Pot, artwork, Westward enlargement, Poverty, the good Gatsby, inventory industry, operating bad, Gated groups, the Hamptons, Social mountaineering, Crime, Lottery, Elitism, WASP, American Dream, Noam Chomsky, Fortune Magazine

Show description

Read or Download Class in America: An Encyclopedia, Volumes 1-3 PDF

Best United States Of America books

1812: The War That Forged a Nation

Even supposing often ignored among the yankee Revolution and the Civil warfare, the conflict of 1812 proven a emerging iteration of yank leaders; unified the us with a renewed experience of nationwide goal; and set the degree for westward growth from Mackinac Island to the Gulf of Mexico. USS structure, "Old Ironsides," proved the mettle of the fledgling American army; Oliver chance Perry hoisted a flag boasting, "Don't surrender the Ship"; and Andrew Jackson's ragged strength stood in the back of it is cotton bales at New Orleans and bested the delight of British regulars.

Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age of Obama

Tv host, razor sharp political pundit, and no 1 bestselling writer invoice O’Reilly focuses in on the place all of us stand within the Age of Obama in Pinheads and Patriots. during this courageous, hard-hitting, provocative quantity, the writer of tradition Warrior and A daring, clean Piece of Humanity courses american citizens in the course of the broad adjustments sweeping their kingdom and explains precisely what those profound alterations suggest for each one among us.

Perilous Power: The Middle East & U.S. Foreign Policy. Noam Chomsky & Gilbert Achcar

The risky center East is a domain of substantial assets, profound passions, common crises, and long-standing conflicts, in addition to a massive resource of overseas tensions and a key web site of direct US intervention. of the main astute analysts of this a part of the realm are Noam Chomsky, the pre-eminent critic people international coverage, and Gilbert Achcar, a number one expert of the center East who lived in that zone for a few years.

Star of the Sea

Within the sour wintry weather of 1847, from an eire torn through famine and injustice, the superstar of the ocean units sail for NewYork. On board are thousands of refugees, a few confident, many extra determined. between them are a maid with a devastating mystery, the bankrupt Lord Merridith, his spouse and kids, and a killer stalking the decks, hungry for the vengeance that may convey absolution.

Additional resources for Class in America: An Encyclopedia, Volumes 1-3

Show sample text content

Lenski’s 1966 parameters proceed to restrict the debate—such because it is—over classification. To a good quantity, the defenders of inequality were extra trendy lately. Their viewpoint dovetails properly with good fortune stories (and myths) of accomplishing the yankee dream, in particular the statement that onerous paintings yields rewards. the yank dream has, actually, proved so strong that it has trumped notions of the US as a haven of equality. historical past documents that the U.S. by no means has been an equivalent society, yet equality has still served as a touchstone worth for the yankee republic. in recent years, even though, many americans have jettisoned hopes of an equivalent society for extra generalized aid of equality of chance, or even this manifests itself extra in rhetoric than in political job. an analogous people who think in equivalent chance usually reject social courses, school-funding schemes, and revolutionary taxation reforms that will support point the taking part in field. The entries during this encyclopedia are designed with a number of reasons in brain. First, they exist as historic overviews at the query, perform, and altering perceptions of sophistication in the US. As such, it is a reference paintings on social historical past. moment, they spotlight the ways that category is made take place in modern society. during this regard, the paintings is a component sociology and half cultural historical past. eventually, the encyclopedia seeks to supply info that's priceless to conceptualize type in today’s global. name it political technological know-how with a marginally of out of date civics. As acknowledged within the preface, it's decidedly now not the be-all and end-all, nor can it desire to be complete. Writers have ready entries with a common readership in brain, now not educational experts. Our goal is to supply a reference device that does what fewer and less american citizens decide to do: examine social classification. we are hoping to name realization to the very genuine lifestyles of stratification even supposing many american citizens like to imagine we are living in a middle-class society with a number of awesome negative and wealthy humans at the fringes. It seeks in simple terms to be the first observe at the topic, no longer the final. References Gerhard Lenski, strength and Privilege: A thought of Social Stratification, manhattan: McGraw-Hill, 1966; Michael Nelson, ed. , The Elections of 2000, Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2001; Jack Rakove, ed. , The Unfinished Election of 2000, ny: uncomplicated Books, 2001; Michael Zweig, The operating category Majority: America’s most sensible saved mystery, Ithaca, new york: Cornell collage Press, 2000. Robert E. Weir A ABBOTT, EDITH (September 26, 1876–July 28, 1957) and charm (November 17, 1878–June 19, 1939) ROBERT E. WEIR Edith and charm Abbott have been sisters who pioneered in social paintings and baby advocacy and superior stipulations for immigrants and the bad. The Abbott sisters have been born in Grand Island, Nebraska, through the Gilded Age, a time within which many contributors of the center classification adhered to the precepts of Social Darwinism. the concept that of social difficulties was once nonetheless murky, and stipulations reminiscent of poverty have been considered as own failings associated with inferior highbrow or ethical improvement.

Rated 4.74 of 5 – based on 39 votes