Social Stratification (Critical Concepts in Sociology)

Social Stratification (Critical Concepts in Sociology)

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The study of social cohesion and solidarity and their antitheses, social fragmentation and dissension, are central components of sociology. From the very beginnings of sociology right through to the present day, sociologists have endeavoured to identify the forces that either unite people into particular social configurations, or force them apart into diverse and often antagonistic groups. Any adequate understanding of social life must foreground issues of social coherence and divergence, unity and disunity, cohesion and fracture, order and disorder. This set brings together for the first time, in a thoroughly systematic and comprehensive fashion, the major sociological works on the above themes, from the period of the infancy of the discipline through to the present.

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Volume I Editor's Introduction: Accounts of Social Stratification Part One: Classical Accounts of Stratification 1. Plato, `Part IV: Guardians and Auxiliaries', in The Republic, trans. Desmond Lee (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 2003), pp. 112-29 2. Aristotle, `Book 1, Chapter 5', in Politics, trans. Ernest Barker (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995), pp. 14-17 3. Brian Tierney, `Hierarchy, Consent, and the "Western Tradition"`, Political Theory, 15, 4, 1987, pp. 646-52 4. Niccolo Machiavelli, `Book II, Chapter IX', in History of Florence (New York: Harper and Row, 1960), pp. 101-7 5. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, `A Discourse on a Subject Proposed by the Academy of Dijon-What Is the Origin of Inequality among Men and is it Authorised by Natural Law?', in The Social Contract and Discourses, trans. G. D. H. Cole (London: J. M. Dent, 1966), pp. 193-203 6. Karl Marx, `The Social System of Capitalism', in Tom Bottomore and Maximilien Rubel (eds.), Karl Marx: Selected Writings in Sociology and Social Philosophy (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1976), pp. 155-68 7. Karl Marx, `Social Classes and Class Conflict', in Tom Bottomore and Maximilien Rubel (eds.), Karl Marx: Selected Writings in Sociology and Social Philosophy (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1976), pp. 186-209 8. Emile Durkheim, `The Division of Labour and Social Differentiation', in Anthony Giddens (ed.), Emile Durkheim: Selected Writings (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1972), pp. 141-54 9. Max Weber, `Classes, Status Groups and Parties' and `Postscript: The Concepts of Status Groups and Classes', in W. G. Runciman (ed.), Weber: Selections in Translation (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1978), pp. 43-56, 57-64 10. Reinhard Bendix, `Inequality and Social Structure: A Comparison of Marx and Weber', American Sociological Review, 39, 2, 1974, pp. 149-61 11. Melvin M. Tumin, `History of Thought and Theory', in Social Stratification (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1967), pp. 1-11 Part Two: Modern Accounts 12. John H. Goldthorpe, `Social Stratification in Industrial Society', in P. Halmos (ed.), The Development of Industrial Societies (Keele: Sociological Review Monograph, 8, 1964), pp. 97-122 13. Frank Parkin, `Social Stratification', in Tom B. Bottomore and Robert Nisbet (eds.), A History of Sociological Analysis (New York: Basic Books, 1978), pp. 599-632 14. James R. Kluegel and Eliot R. Smith, `Beliefs About Stratification', Annual Review of Sociology, 7, 1981, pp. 29-56 Volume II: Approaches to Social Stratification Part Three: Community Studies and Stratification 15. W. Lloyd Warner, `What Social Class Is in America', in Social Class in America (New York: Harper & Row, 1960), pp. 3-33 16. Harold W. Pfautz and Otis Dudley Duncan, `A Critical Evaluation of Warner's Work in Community Stratification', American Sociological Review, 15, 2, 1950, pp. 205-15 Part Four: Functionalist Accounts 17. Kingsley Davis and Wilbert Moore, `Some Principles of Stratification', American Sociological Review, 10, 2, 1945, pp. 242-9 18. Melvin M. Tumin, `Some Principles of Stratification: A Critical Analysis', American Sociological Review, 18, 4, 1953, pp. 387-94 19. Talcott Parsons, `A Revised Analytical Approach to the Theory of Social Stratification', in Essays in Sociological Theory (New York: Free Press, 1953), pp. 386-439 20. Talcott Parsons, `Equality and Inequality in Modern Society or Social Stratification Revisited', Sociological Inquiry, 40, 2, 1970, pp. 13-72 21. Richard D. Schwartz, `Functional Alternatives to Inequality', American Sociological Review, 20, 4, 1955, pp. 424-30 22. Dennis Wrong, `The Functional Theory of Stratification: Some Neglected Considerations', American Sociological Review, 24, 6, 1959, pp. 772-82 Part Five: Multidimensionalist Accounts 23. Gerhard Lenski, `Status Crystallisation: A Non-Vertical Dimension of Social Status', American Sociological Review, 19, 1, 1954, pp. 405-13 24. David R. Smith, `The Career of Status Crystallization: A Sociological Odyssey', Sociological Research Online, 1, 3, 1996 ( Part Six: Marxian Accounts 25. Erik Ohlin Wright, `Varieties of Marxist Conceptions of Class Structure', Politics and Society, 9, 3, 1980, pp. 323-70 26. Tom Bottomore, `The Nature of Social Class', in Classes in Modern Society (London: George Allen & Unwin, 1965), pp. 15-32 27. Erik Ohlin Wright, `Class Boundaries in Advanced Capitalist Societies', New Left Review, 98, July-Aug. 1976, pp. 3-41 Part Seven: Weberian Theory 28. Dennis H. Wrong, `Social Inequality without Stratification', The Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, 1. 1, 1964, pp. 1-16 29. Lawrence E. Hazelrigg, `Class, Property, and Authority: Dahrendorf's Critique of Marx's Theory of Class', Social Forces, 50, 4. 1972, pp. 473-87 30. Walter G. Runciman, `Class, Status and Political Conflict', in Social Science and Political Theory (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1963), pp. 135-55 31. Walter. G. Runciman, `Towards a Theory of Social Stratification', in Frank Parkin (ed.), The Social Analysis of Class Structure (London: Tavistock, 1974), pp. 55-102 32. Frank Parkin, `The "Boundary Problem" in Marxism and Sociology', in Marxism and Class Theory: A Bourgeois Critique (New York: Columbia University Press, 1979), pp. 11-23 33. John Gubbay, `A Marxist Critique of Weberian Class Analysis', Sociology, 31, 1, 1997, pp. 73-89 Part Eight: Social Distance 34. Pierre L. Van den Berghe, `Distance Mechanisms of Stratification', Sociology and Social Research, 44, 1, 1960, pp. 155-64 35. Wendy Bottero and Ken Prandy, `Social Interaction Distance and Stratification', British Journal of Sociology, 54, 2, 2003, pp. 177-97 Part Nine: `Intelligence' and Stratification 36. Charles Murray, `IQ and Income Inequality in a Sample of Sibling Pairs from Advantaged Family Backgrounds', American Economic Review, 92, 2, 2002, pp. 339-43 Volume III: Dimensions of Social Stratification I-Estate, Caste, Ethnicity and Gender Part Ten: Pre-Modern Stratification 37. Marc Bloch, `Feudalism as a Type of Society', in Feudal Society, trans. L. A. Manyon (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1961) pp. 441-7 38. Egon E. Bergel, `Part One: Caste and Estate-Section B: The Estate or Order System', in Social Stratification (New York: McGraw Hill, 1962), pp. 68-98 39. Frank Cancian, `Social Stratification', Annual Review of Anthropology, 5, 1976, pp. 227-48 Part Eleven: Caste and Slavery 40. Louis Dumont, `History of Ideas', in Homo Hierarchicus: The Caste System and Its Implications, trans. Mark Sainsbury, Louis Dumont and Basia Gulati (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1980 [1966]), pp. 21-30 41. Kate Currie, `The Indian Stratification Debate: A Discursive Exposition of Problems and Issues in the Analysis of Class, Caste and Gender', Dialectical Anthropology, 17, 2, 1992, pp. 115-39 42. Orlando Patterson, `Slavery', Annual Review of Sociology, 3, pp. 407-49 Part Twelve: `Race', Ethnicity and Stratification 43. Andreas Hess, `From "Black Nation" and "Black Bourgeoisie" to "Urban Underclass"-The Sociology of African American Communities: W. E. B. Du Bois, Franklin E. Frazier and William J. Wilson', in Concepts of Social Stratification: European and American Models (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2001), pp. 124-39 44. William Julius Wilson, `From Racial Oppression to Economic Class Subordination', in The Declining Significance of Race: Blacks and Changing American Institutions (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1978), pp. 1-23 45. M. E. Thomas and M. Hughes, `The Continuing Significance of Race: A Study of Race, Class, and Quality of Life in America, 1972-1985', American Sociological Review, 51, 6, 1986, pp. 830-41 46. Loic J. D. Wacquant, `Urban Outcasts: Stigma and Division in the Black American Ghetto and the French Urban Periphery', International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 17, 3, 1993, pp. 366-83 47. Douglas S. Massey, `American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass', American Journal of Sociology, 96, 2, 1990, pp. 329-57 Part Thirteen: Gender Stratification 48. Joan Acker, `Women and Social Stratification: A Case of Intellectual Sexism', in K. A. Myers, C. D. Andrewson and B. J. Risman (eds.), Feminist Foundations: Towards Transforming Sociology (London: Sage, 1998 [1973]), pp. 21-30 49. Sylvia Walby, `Introduction', in Gender Transformations (London: Routledge, 1997), pp. 1-21 50. S. Weiler and A. Bernasek, `Dodging the Glass Ceiling? Networks and the New Wave of Women Entrepreneurs', Social Science Journal, 38, 1, 2001, pp. 85-103 51. Max Haller, Wolfgang Konig, Peter Krause and Karin Kurz, `Patterns of Career Mobility and Structural Positions in Advanced Capitalist Societies: A Comparison of Men and Women in Austria, France and the United States', American Sociological Review, 50, 5, 1985, pp. 579-603 Part Fourteen: Integrating Dimensions of Stratification 52. Michael Mann, `A Crisis in Stratification Theory? Persons, Households/families/Lineages, Genders, Classes and Nations', in Rosemary Crompton and Michael Mann (eds.), Gender and Stratification (Cambridge: Polity, 1986), pp. 40-56 53. Patricia Hill Collins, `Toward A New Vision: Race, Class and Gender as Categories of Analysis and Connection', Race, Sex, & Class, 1, 1, 1996, pp. 25-45 54. Wendy Bottero and S. Irwin, `Locating Difference: Class, Race and Gender and the Shaping of Social Inequalities', Sociological Review, 51, 4, 2003, pp. 463-83 Volume IV: Dimensions of Social Stratification II-The Significance of Social Class Part Fifteen: Investigating Social Strata 55. Herbert J. Gans, `Positive Functions of the Undeserving Poor: Uses of the Underclass in America', Politics and Society, 22, 3, 1994, pp. 269-83 56. Paul Bagguley and K. Mann, `Idle Thieving Bastards? Scholarly Representations of the "Underclass"', Work, Employment and Society, 6, 1, 1992, pp. 113-26 57. James Green, `The Workers' Changing World, 1950-1980', in The World of the Worker: Labor in Twentieth-Century America (New York: Hill and Wang, 1980), pp. 210-48 58. C. Wright Mills, `The New Middle Class I', in White Collar: The American Middle Classes (New York: Oxford University Press, 1956), pp. 63-76 59. Michael J. Savage et al., `The Historical Formation of the British Middle Classes', in Property, Bureaucracy and Culture: Middle Class Formation in Contemporary Britain (London: Routledge, 1992), pp. 36-57 60. John Scott, `Is There Still A Ruling Class?', in Who Rules Britain? (Cambridge: Polity, 1991), pp. 118-52 61. Eva Etzioni-Halevy, `Elites, Inequality and the Quality of Democracy in Ultramodern Society', International Review of Sociology, 9, 2, 1999, pp. 239-50 Part Sixteen: Mechanisms of Class Reproduction 62. Andy Furlong, `Education and the Reproduction of Class-Based Inequalities', in Helen Jones (ed.), Towards a Classless Society? (London: Routledge, 1997), pp. 56-71 63. Annette Lareau, `Social Class Differences in Family-School Relationships: The Importance of Cultural Capital', Sociology of Education, 60, 2, 1987, pp. 73-85 64. Yossi Shavit and Hans-Peter Blossfeld (eds.), `Persisting Barriers: Changes in Educational Opportunities in Thirteen Countries', in Persistent Inequality: Changing Educational Stratification in Thirteen Countries (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1992), pp. 1-24 65. G. Jones, `Marriage Partners and Their Class Trajectories', in G. Payne and A. Abbott (eds.), The Social Mobility of Women: Beyond Male Mobility Models (Basingstoke: Falmer Press, 1990), pp. 101-20 66. Richard Peterson and Roger M. Kern, `Changing Highbrow Taste: From Snob to Omnivore', American Sociological Review, 61, 5, 1996, pp. 900-7 Part Seventeen: Social Mobility 67. Anthony Heath and C. Payne, `Social Mobility', in A. H. Halsey with J. Webb (eds.), Twentieth-Century British Social Trends (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 2000), pp. 254-78 68. John Goldthorpe et al., `Social Mobility and Social Interests', in Social Mobility and Class Structure in Modern Britain (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1987), pp. 1-37 69. Peter Saunders, `Might Britain Be A Meritocracy?', Sociology, 29, 1, 1995, pp. 23-42 Part Eighteen: Classless Societies? 70. Jan Pakulski and Malcolm Waters, `The Reshaping and Dissolution of Social Class in Advanced Society', Theory and Society, 25, 5, 1996, pp. 667-91 71. Terry N. Clark and Seymour Martin Lipset, `Are Social Classes Dying?', International Sociology, 6, 4, 1991, pp. 397-410 72. Mike Hout, Clem Brooks and Jeff Manza, `The Persistence of Classes in Post-Industrial Societies', International Sociology, 8, 3, 1993, pp. 259-78 73. Esping-Anderson Gosting, `Postindustrial Cleavage Structures: A Comparison of Evolving Patterns of Social Stratification in Germany, Sweden, and the United States', in Frances Fox Piven (ed.), Labor Parties in Postindustrial Societies (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992), pp. 147-68 74. 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