Class in America [Three Volumes]: An Encyclopedia by Robert E. Weir

By Robert E. Weir

In the U.S., social type ranks with gender, race, and ethnicity in identifying the values, actions, political habit, and existence probabilities of contributors. such a lot students agree at the value of sophistication, even if they generally disagree on what it's and the way it affects american citizens. This A-Z encyclopedia, the 1st to target category within the usa, surveys the breadth of sophistication strata all through our heritage, for prime college scholars to most people. type is illuminated in 525 essay entries on major humans, phrases, theories, courses, associations, eras, ethnic teams, areas, and lots more and plenty more.

This invaluable set is an authoritative, interesting resource for in-demand info on key features of our tradition and society and is helping researchers to slim down a wide subject. classification is published from angles that regularly intersect: via heritage, with entries akin to Founding Fathers, the commercial Revolution, Westward enlargement; via economics, with entries resembling Bubble, Robber Barons, Chicago college of Economics, Lottery, salary Slaves, financial equivalent chance Act, inventory industry, Inheritance Taxes, Wal-Mart, Welfare; via social signs akin to Conspicuous intake, the Hamptons, WASP, Homelessness, Social mountain climbing; via politics with entries resembling Anarchism, Braceros, history beginning, Communist social gathering, Kennedy family members; and during tradition via entries similar to nation tune, the good Gatsby, tv, and Studs Terkel. classification is usually approached from ethnic, sexual, spiritual, academic, and neighborhood angles. detailed positive aspects comprise an advent, timeline, prompt studying in line with access, cross-references, reader's consultant to themes, and thorough index. pattern entries: Immigration, schooling, exertions circulate, Pink-Collar staff, AFL-CIO, moves, nice melancholy, Jacob Riis, Literature, the Rockefellers, Slavery, tune, Academia, kin, Suburbia, McMansions, Taxation, Segregation, Racism, Ivy League, Robber Barons, Philanthropists, Socialites, faith, Welfare, the yank Dream, Millionaires, equivalent chance, Founding Fathers, salary Slaves, business Revolution, Capitalism, Economics, Appalachia, Horse Racing, Gender, Communist social gathering, state 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 growth, Poverty, the nice Gatsby, inventory industry, operating bad, Gated groups, the Hamptons, Social hiking, Crime, Lottery, Elitism, WASP, American Dream, Noam Chomsky, Fortune Magazine

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Carter, who seek to decouple economics and race and argue that affirmative action programs and race-based initiatives are a cause of modern racism. Similarly, although many gender studies are quick to point out the economic dislocation of women in American society, most take it as a given that sexism trumps class in explaining it. Only socialist feminists and a handful of popular writers such as Barbara Ehrenreich bother to follow the money trail to see who, exactly, benefits from keeping women in economic thralldom.

The very title of SUNY economics professor Michael Zweig’s The Working Class Majority: America’s Best Kept Secret (2000) sums up one of the many problems associated with studying class in modern America. Zweig argues that the working class dwarfs the middle class, a revelation that would shock most Americans who presume they are middle class. He also cites a 1998 Roper Poll in which 53 percent of those polled self-identified as members of the working class. That figure raises eyebrows among those who study class, many of whom have not actually heard the term “working class” used in conversation outside of university and organized labor circles in decades!

Anti-tobacco activists claim that Camel cigarettes were intentionally targeted at young children, causing them to smoke at a younger age as well as encouraging brand loyalty at a young age; the company denies these allegations. This is only one of several examples of companies allegedly marketing to children a product intended for use by adults. The idea was that if children were introduced to the cigarettes as children, they would be more likely to remember them when choosing cigarettes when they turned eighteen or to begin smoking at an even earlier age.

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