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The New Class Society: Goodbye American Dream?
A fourth edition of this textbook is now available. The New Class Society provides a fresh, lucid, and compelling exploration of U.S. class structure, social inequities, and the fading American Dream. This third edition extends the author's distributional model of class analysis and class-based power networks model developed in earlier editions. The narrative has been ...more
Paperback, 451 pages
Published August 10th 2007 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
(first published January 28th 2002)
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I heard author Robert Perrucci speak about the 'double-diamond U. S. class system at the recent Diversity Summit. As a result she briefly engaged the author in conversation and then requested his book through Interlibrary Loan. Perrucci and Wysong hold a very pessimistic view on any potential for 'upward mobility' in the United States...and as such their findings fly in the face of conventional wisdom. A hard book to read, but worth attempting for anyone wishing to engage in public policy ...more