More Unequal
Aspects of Class in the United States

Yates, Michael (ed.)
Publisher:  Monthly Review Press, New York, USA
Year Published:  2007  
Pages:  203pp   Price:  $14.95  
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX8149

Yates looks at class from a global vantage point integrating discussions of race, gender, and class, and the emergence of an international capitalist class.

Abstract:  This Marxist analysis of class focuses on many issues. Essays from different authors discuss various topics: the relationship of race to class, gender and class, the unequal income and wealth, race and the struggle post-Hurricane Katrina and the rise of an informal economy based on undocumented workers. The authors make apparent that class divisions manifests itself in all facets of living in a global capitalist world-wealth, income, power, education and health. For them an investigation of the role and meaning of class is needed for any positive societal change to take place.


Table of Contents

Introduction & Acknowledgements by Michael Yates

Aspects of Class in the United States: A Prologue – John Bellamy Foster
The Worldwide Class Struggle – Vincent Navarro
The Power of the Rich – William K. Tabb
Some Economics of Class – Michael Perelman
Harder Times: Undocumented Workers and the U.S. Informal Economy – Richard D. Vogel
The Retreat from Race and Class – David Roediger
Hard Truth in the Big Easy: Race and Class in New Orleans, Pre- and Post-Katrina – Kristen Lavelle and Joe Feagin
Will the Real Black Middle Class Please Stand Up? – Sabiyha Prince
Back to Class: Reflections on the Dialectics of Class and Identity – Martha Gimenez
Women and Class: What Has Happened in Forty Years? – Stephanie Luce and Mark Brenner
The Pedagogy of Oppression – Peter McLaren and Ramin Farahmandpur
Class: A Personal Story – Michael D. Yates
Class for a Downwardly Mobile Generation – Angela Jancius
Six Points on Class – Michael Zweig


Contributions by John Bellamy Foster, Vincent Navarro, William K. Tabb, Michael Perelman, Richard D. Vogel, David Roediger, Kristen Lavelle and Joe Feagin, Sabiyha Prince, Martha Gimenez, Stephanie Luce and Mark Brenner, Peter McLaren and Ramin Farahmandpur, Michael D. Yates, Angela Jancius, and Michael Zweig. Edited by Michael D. Yates.

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