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How Class Works: Power and Social Movement

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Although Americans like to believe that they live in a classless society, Stanley Aronowitz demonstrates that class remains a potent force. Defining class as the power of social groups to make a difference, he explains that social groups such as labor movements, environmental activists, and feminists become classes when they make demands that change the course of history.
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Paperback, 272 pages
Published July 11th 2004 by Yale University Press (first published April 10th 2003)
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Reginald Simms
Aug 13, 2014 Reginald Simms rated it it was ok
Thought this would be a conceptual book on class. It reads more like a short history of social and labor movements of the past few decades. If there is a distinction drawn and analysis of class it is between the ruling class and the working class.
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May 18, 2012 Ben rated it really liked it
An excellent explanation of how social class works, examining the roles played by social movements, power, and history.
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This is a rock solid piece of social science that offers good insight into social movements and their relation to economics.
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