General Studies & Commentaries on Class

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

Appy, Christian G. Working-Class War: American Combat Soldiers and Vietnam. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1993.

Aronowitz, Stanley. Working Class Hero. New York: Pilgrim Press, 1983.

Aronowitz, Stanley. Roll Over, Beethoven: The Return of Cultural Strife. Hanover, NH: Wesleyan University Press, 1983.

Aronowitz, Stanley. False Promises: The Shaping of American Working Class Consciousness, 2nd ed. Durham, NC; London: Duke University Press, 1992 (1973).

Aronowitz, Stanley. The Politics of Identity: Class, Culture, Social Movement. New York; London: Routledge, 1992.

Berberoglu, Berch. The Legacy of Empire: Economic Decline and Class Polarization in the United States. New York: Praeger, 1992.

Bluestone, Barry, and Bennett Harrison. The De-Industrialization of America. New York: Basic Books, 1982.

Bourdieu, Pierre. Outline of a Theory of Practice. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1977.

Dahrendorf, Ralf. Class and Class Conflict in Industrial Society. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 1959.

Dahrendorf, Ralf. Life Changes: Approaches to Social and Political Theory. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1979.

Ehrenreich, Barbara. Fear of Falling: The Inner Life of the Middle Class. New York: Harper Collins, 1989.

Eisler, Benita. Class Act: Americas Last Dirty Secret. New York: Franklin Watts, 1983.

Gutman, Herbert G. Power and Culture: Essays on the American Working Class. ed. Ira Berlin. New York: The New Press, 1987.

Green, James R. The World of the Worker: Labor in Twentieth-Century America. New York: Hill and Wang, 1980.

Grimes, Michael D. Class in Twentieth-Century American Sociology: An Analysis of Theories and Measurement Strategies. New York: Praeger, 1991.

Halle, David. Americas Working Man: Work, Home, and Politics among Blue-Collar Property Owners. Chicago; London: University of Chicago Press, 1984.

Hapke, Laura.  Labors Text:  The Worker in American Fiction.  Rutgers, 2001.

Hobsbawm, Eric. Workers. New York: Pantheon Books, 1984.

Jackman, Mary R. and Robert W. Jackman. Class Awareness in the United States. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1983.

Kaus, Mickey. The End of Equality. New York: Basic Books, 1992.

Kelley, Robin D.G. Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists during the Great Depression. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1990.

Kelley, Robin D.G. Race Rebels: Culture, Politics, and the Black Working Class. New York: Free Press, 1994.

Kennedy, Gail, Ed. Democracy and the Gospel of Wealth. Boston: D.C. Heath and Company, 1949.

Kloby, Jerry. "The Growing Divide: Class Polarization in the 1980's." Monthly Review 4 (September 1987): 1-3.

Levitan, Sar A. and Isaac Shapiro. Working But Poor: Americas Contradiction. Baltimore; London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1987.

Levy, Frank. Dollars and Dreams: The Changing American Income Distribution. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1987.

Levy, Frank and Richard C. Michel. The Economic Future of American Families: Income and Wealth Trends. Washington, D.C.: Urban Institute Press, 1991.

MacLeod, Celeste. Horatio Alger, Farewell: The End of the American Dream. New York: Seaview Books, 1980.

Mantsios, Gregory. "Class in America: Myths and Realities." Rereading America: Cultural Contexts for Critical Thinking and Writing, 2nd ed. Gary Colombo, Robert Cullen, and Bonnie Lisle, eds. New York: Bedford Books, 1992. 72-85.

Marx, Leo. The Machine in the Garden: Technology and the Pastoral Ideal in America. London; New York: Oxford University Press, 1964.

McNall, Scott G., Rhonda F. Levine, and Rick Fantasia, eds. Bringing Class Back In: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1991.

Newman, Katherine S. Falling from Grace: The Experience of Downward Mobility in the American Middle Class. New York: Free Press, 1988.

OToole, James, Jane L. Schreiber and Linda C. Wood, eds. Working, Changes and Choices. New York: Human Sciences Press, 1981.

Piven, Frances Fox, and Richard A. Cloward. Regulating the Poor. New York: Random House, 1971.

Reich, Robert. " The Global Elite." New York Times Magazine, January 1991, reprinted in Marilyn Rye, ed. Making Cultural Connections: Readings for Critical Analysis. Boston: Bedford Books, 1991.

Roberts, Kenneth. The Working Class. London; New York: Longman, 1978.

Rose, Stephen J. Social Stratification in the United States: The American Profile Poster Revised and Expanded. New York: The New Press, 1992.

Rossides, Daniel W. The American Class System: An Introduction to Social Stratification. Washington, D.C.: University Press of America, 1976.

Rothenberg, Paula S. Ed. Race, Class and Gender in the United States: An Integrated Study, 2nd ed. New York: St. Martins Press, 1992.

Rothman, Robert A. Inequality and Stratification in the United States. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1978.

Ryan, William. Blaming the Victim. New York: Pantheon Books, 1971.

Rytina, Joan H., William H. Form, and John Pease. "Income and Stratification Ideology: Beliefs about the American Opportunity Structure." American Journal of Sociology, 75 (January 1970): 702-716.

Schiff, M. and R. Lewontin. Education and Class. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1986.

Sobel, Richard. The White Collar Working Class: From Structure to Politics. New York: Praeger, 1989.

Strauss, Anselm L. The Contexts of Social Mobility: Ideology and Theory. Chicago: Aldine Publishing Company, 1971.

Willis, Paul. Learning to Labour. Westmead, England: Saxon House Press, 1977.

West, Cornel. Prophetic Fragments. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 1988.

West, Cornel. Race Matters. Boston: Beacon Press, 1993.

Young, Michael D. The Rise of the Meritocracy, 1870-2033: An Essay on Education and Equality. New York: Random House, 1959.

To suggest additions to this section of the bibliography, please send a note to our webmaster, Patty LaPresta.

Return to Bibliography Index