Class in America: An Encyclopedia, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0313068356
  • ISBN-13: 9780313068355
  • DDC: 305.50973
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1500 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released September 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Overview

This useful set is an authoritative, fascinating source for in-demand information on key aspects of our culture and society and helps researchers to narrow down a broad topic. Class is revealed from angles that often intersect: through history, with entries such as Founding Fathers, the Industrial Revolution, Westward Expansion; through economics, with entries such as Dot.com Bubble, Robber Barons, Chicago School of Economics, Lottery, Wage Slaves, Economic Equal Opportunity Act, Stock Market, Inheritance Taxes, Wal-Mart, Welfare; through social indicators such as Conspicuous Consumption, the Hamptons, WASP, Homelessness, Social Climbing; through politics with entries such as Anarchism, Braceros, Heritage Foundation, Communist Party, Kennedy Family; and through culture with entries such as Country Music, The Great Gatsby, Television, and Studs Terkel. Class is also approached from ethnic, sexual, religious, educational, and regional angles.

Special features include an introduction, timeline, suggested reading per entry, cross-references, reader's guide to topics, and thorough index.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Advisory Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Alphabetical List of Entries.
Topical List of Entries.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
1: Abbott, Edith (September 26, 1876-July 28, 1957) and Grace (November 17, 1878-June 19, 1939).
2: Academia.
3: Accents and Language Patterns.
4: Achievement and Ascription.
5: Adams Family.
6: Addams, Jane (September 6, 1860-May 21, 1935).
7: Advertising.
8: Affirmative Action.
9: Affluent Society, The.
10: African Americans.
11: Agrarianism.
12: Agribusiness.
13: Aid To Families With Dependent Children (AFDC).
14: Alger, Horatio (January 13, 1832-July 18, 1899).
15: Alienation.
16: Althusser, Louis (October 19, 1918-October 23, 1990).
17: American Dream.
18: American Enterprise Institute.
19: American Exceptionalism.
20: American Federation of Labor (AFL).
21: American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO).
22: American Indians.
23: American Revolution.
24: Anarchy.
25: Anglophilia.
26: Anti-Semitism.
27: Antitrust Laws.
28: Appalachia.
29: Appeal to Reason.
30: Armories.
31: Aronowitz, Stanley (1933-).
32: Art.
33: Ascription.
34: Asian Americans.
35: Assimilation.
36: Astor, John Jacob (July 17, 1763-March 29, 1848).
37: Auchincloss,Louis(September 27, 1917-).
38: Authority.
39: Bacon's Rebellion.
40: Baltzell, E. Digby (November 14, 1915-August 17, 1996).
41: Beacon Hill.
42: Begging and Busking.
43: Bellamy, Edward (March 26, 1850-May 22, 1898).
44: Berger, Victor (February 28, 1860-August 7, 1929).
45: Bernstein, Jared (December 26, 1955-).
46: Big Game Hunting.
47: Bilingualism.
48: Bill Of Rights.
49: Birth Control.
50: Black Conservatism.
51: Black Power.
52: Blau, Peter Michael (February 7, 1918-March 12, 2002).
53: Blue Collar.
54: Blue-Collar Unions.
55: Blues.
56: Bluestone, Barry (1944-).
57: Boarding Schools.
58: Boards Of Directors.
59: Bobos.
60: Body Image.
61: Boston Brahmins.
62: Bourdieu, Pierre (August 1, 1930-January 23, 2002).
63: Bourgeoisie.
64: Bowling.
65: Brace, Charles Loring (June 19, 1826-August 11, 1890).
66: Bracero Program.
67: Buchanan, Pat (November 1, 1938-).
68: Bush Family.
69: Business Aristocracy.
70: Business Cycle.
71: Campaign Financing.
72: Capitalism.
73: Carnegie, Andrew (November 25, 1835-August 11, 1919).
74: Casinos.
75: Caste.
76: Catholics.
77: Cattle Kingdom.
78: Ceo.
79: Chamber Of Commerce.
80: Charity Balls.
81: Chicago School Of Economics.
82: Child Labor.
83: Children And Poverty.
84: Chomsky, Noam (1928-).
85: Civil Service.
86: Civil War.
87: Class Consciousness.
88: Class Definitions.
89: Class Formation.
90: Class Struggle.
91: Class Subcultures.
92: Classism.
93: Cloward, Richard Andrew (December 25, 1926-August 23, 2001).
94: Cold War.
95: Coles, Robert (12 October 1929-).
96: Commons, John R. (October 13, 1862-May 11, 1944).
97: Communist Party.
98: Community Colleges.
99: Company Town.
100: Comparable Worth.
101: Competitiveness.
102: Conflict Theory.
103: Congress Of Industrial Organizations (Cio).
104: Conspicuous Consumption.
105: Consumer Price Index.
106: Consumerism.
107: Continuous/Discontinuous Views Of Class.
108: Contradictory Class Location.
109: Corporate Class.
110: Corporate Welfare.
111: Country Clubs.
112: Country Music.
113: Creationism.
114: Creative Destruction.
115: Crime.
116: Critical Elite Theory.
117: Cultural Capital.
118: Cultural Tourism.
119: Culture Of Poverty.
120: Culture Wars.
121: Dahrendorf, Ralf (May 1, 1929-).
122: Davis, Kingsley.
123: Davis-Moore Thesis.
124: Day, Dorothy (November 8, 1897-November 29, 1980).
125: Day Trading.
126: Debs, Eugene (November 5, 1855–October 20, 1926).
127: Debutantes.
128: Deference.
129: Deindustrialization.
130: Delmonico's.
131: Democracy.
132: Department Stores.
133: Designer Goods.
134: Discontinuous Views of Class.
135: Disenfranchisement.
136: Domhoff, G. William, Jr. (August 6, 1936-).
137: Dorr Rebellion.
138: Dot-Com Bubble.
139: Dreiser, Theodore (August 17, 1871–December 28, 1945).
140: Drug Policy.
141: Drury, Victor (February 24, 1825-January 21, 1918).
142: Du Bois, W. E. B. (February 23, 1868–August 27, 1963).
143: Dye, Thomas (December 16, 1935-).
144: Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 (EOA).
145: Edge City.
146: Education.
147: Ehrenreich, Barbara (August 26, 1941-).
148: Elitism.
149: Entitlements.
150: Environmentalism.
151: Episcopalians.
152: Equity Pay.
153: Ethnic Enclaves.
154: Ethnic Stratification.
155: Eugenics.
156: Europhilia.
157: Evangelicalism.
158: Factory System.
159: Faith-Based Charities.
160: False Consciousness.
161: Family Trust.
162: Farrell, James (February 27, 1904–August 22, 1979).
163: Fashion.
164: Federalist Party.
165: Federalist Society.
166: Feminization of Poverty.
167: Fifth Avenue.
168: Film.
169: First Families of Virginia.
170: Flat Tax.
171: Floyd, Charles (“Pretty Boy”).
172: Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley (August 7, 1890–September 5, 1964).
173: Food Bank.
174: Foreign Policy Establishment.
175: Fortune Magazine.
176: Foundations.
177: Founding Fathers.
178: Fraternalism.
179: Fraternities and Sororities.
180: Free Trade.
181: Friedman, Milton.
182: Functional Elite Theory.
183: Fundamentalism.
184: Galbraith, John Kenneth (October 15, 1908–April 29, 2006).
185: Gambling.
186: Gangs.
187: Gated Communities.
188: Gates, Bill (October 28, 1955-).
189: Gender Stratification.