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Wright, Erik Olin

Overview
Works: 139 works in 536 publications in 7 languages and 11,376 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Contributor, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: HT609, 305.5
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Most widely held works by Erik Olin Wright
Class, crisis, and the state by Erik Olin Wright( Book )

48 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The notion of 'classs interest' is a familiar one in sociological literature, as a set of social objectives. What is its relationship, however, to 'class capacity' -- the ability to relise these objectives? The complex tension between these two poles of definition of any given social class is one fo the guiding themes of Erik Olin Wright's book. It is composed of three lucid and bracing essays, focused on a trio of the most unresolved and contentious problems of Marxist theory."--Dust jacket
Classes by Erik Olin Wright( Book )

42 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Class counts : comparative studies in class analysis by Erik Olin Wright( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The results of these studies are then evaluated in terms of how they confirm certain expectations within the Marxist tradition of class analysis and how they pose challenging surprises
Class structure and income determination by Erik Olin Wright( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of punishment : a critical analysis of prisons in America by Erik Olin Wright( Book )

12 editions published between 1973 and 1981 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Debate on Classes by Erik Olin Wright( Book )

19 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Approaches to class analysis by Erik Olin Wright( Book )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few themes have been as central to sociology as 'class' and yet class remains a perpetually contested idea. Sociologists disagree not only on how best to define the concept of class but on its general role in social theory and indeed on its continued relevance to the sociological analysis of contemporary society. Some people believe that classes have largely dissolved in contemporary societies; others believe class remains one of the fundamental forms of social inequality and social power. Some see class as a narrow economic phenomenon whilst others adopt an expansive conception that includes cultural dimensions as well as economic conditions. This 2005 book explores the theoretical foundations of six major perspectives of class with each chapter written by an expert in the field. It concludes with a conceptual map of these alternative approaches by posing the question: 'If class is the answer, what is the question?' (A cura dell'editore)
Envisioning real utopias by Erik Olin Wright( Book )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rising inequality of income and power, along with the recent convulsions in the finance sector, have made the search for alternatives to unbridled capitalism more urgent than ever. Yet there has been a global retreat by the Left: on the assumption that liberal capitalism is the only game in town, political theorists tend to dismiss as utopian any attempt to rethink our social and economic relations. As Fredric Jameson first argued, it is now easier for us to imagine the end of the world than an alternative to capitalism. Erik Olin Wright's Envisioning Real Utopias is a comprehensive assault on the quietism of contemporary social theory. Building on a lifetime's work analyzing the class system in the developed world, as well as exploring the problem of the transition to a socialist alternative, Wright has now completed a systematic reconstruction of the core values and feasible goals for Left theorists and political actors. Envisioning Real Utopias aims to put the social back into socialism, laying the foundations for a set of concrete, emancipatory alternatives to the capitalist system. Characteristically rigorous and engaging, this will become a landmark of social thought for the twenty-first century
Reconstructing Marxism : essays on explanation and the theory of history by Erik Olin Wright( Book )

13 editions published in 1992 in English and Spanish and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interrogating inequality : essays on class analysis, socialism, and Marxism by Erik Olin Wright( Book )

12 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recasting egalitarianism : new rules for communities, states, and markets by Samuel Bowles( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addresses the challenges posed by a globally integrated economy and the economic roles played by information and motivation. The text argues for an egalitarian redistribution of assets - land, capital and housing - and the beneficial disciplining effects of competition
Deepening democracy : institutional innovations in empowered participatory governance by Archon Fung( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender equality : transforming family divisions of labor by Janet C Gornick( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Gender Inequality' explores class disparity, who should care for infants, and fatherhood in a dual-earner family
Associations and democracy by Joshua Cohen( Book )

9 editions published between 1955 and 1995 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Redesigning distribution : basic income and stakeholder grants as alternative cornerstones for a more egalitarian capitalism by Bruce A Ackerman( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and German and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Are there ways that contemporary capitalism can be rendered a dramatically more egalitarian economic system without destroying its productivity and capacity for growth? This book explores two proposals, unconditional basic income and stakeholder grants, which attempt just that. In a system of basic income, as elaborated by Philippe van Parijs, all citizens are given a monthly stipend sufficient to provide them with a no-frills but adequate standard of living. This monthly income is universal rather than means-tested, and it is unconditional - receiving the basic income does not depend upon performing any labor services or satisfying other conditions. It affirms the idea that as a matter of basic rights, no one should live in poverty in an affluent society."
Class counts : student edition by Erik Olin Wright( Book )

25 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This textbook provides a lively and penetrating exploration of the concept of class and its relevance for understanding a wide range of issues in contemporary society. Erik Olin Wright combines a sophisticated account of central and enduring questions in social theory with practical analyses of detailed social problems
American society : how it really works by Erik Olin Wright( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In American Society: How It Really Works, Erik Olin Wright and Joel Rogers ask several crucial questions: What kind of society is American society? How does it really work? Why is it the way it is? In what ways does it need changing, and how can those changes be brought about? They explore the implications of these questions by examining five key values that most Americans believe our society should realize: Freedom, Prosperity, Efficiency, Fairness, and Democracy. Wright and Rogers ask readers to evaluate to what degree contemporary American society realizes these values and suggest how Americans might solve some of the social problems that confront America today.--Publisher description
Understanding class by Erik Olin Wright( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What are the causes of inequality in capitalist society? In Understanding Class, leading left sociologist Erik Olin Wright returns to the fundamental concept underlying this question, and interrogates the different theories and paradigms that have arisen for understanding it. Beginning with class analysis in Marx and Weber, proceeding through the writings of Charles Tilly and others, and finally examining how class struggle and class compromise play out in contemporary society, Understanding Class provides a complex but compelling view of how to think through inequality"--
Alternatives to capitalism : proposals for a democratic economy by Robin Hahnel( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What would a viable free and democratic society look like? Poverty, exploitation, instability, hierarchy, subordination, environmental exhaustion, radical inequalities of wealth and power-it isnot difficult to list capitalism's myriad injustices. But is there a preferable and workable alternative? 'Alternatives to capitalism: proposals for a democratic economy' presents a debate between two such possibilities: Robin Hahnel's 'participatory economics' and Erick Olin Wright's 'real utopian' socialism. It is a detailed and rewarding discussion that illuminates a range of issues and dilemmas of crucial importance to any serious effort to build a better world"--Page four of cover
Social class and stratification : classic statements and theoretical debates by Rhonda F Levine( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bringing together the classic statements on social stratification, this collection offers the most significant contributions to ongoing debates on the nature of race, class, and gender inequality
 
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Class counts : comparative studies in class analysis
Alternative Names
Erik Olin Wright Amerikaans socioloog

Erik Olin Wright sociólogo estadounidense

Erik Olin Wright sociólogo estadunidense

Erik Olin Wright sociologo statunitense

Erik Olin Wright sociologue américain

Erik Olin Wright US-amerikanischer Soziologe

Olin Wright, Eric 1947-

Olin Wright, Erik 1947-

Wright, E. O. 1947-

Wright, Eric Olin 1947-

Wright, Erik O. 1947-

Wright, Erik Olin

Ерік Олін Райт

Райт, Эрик Олин

라이트, 에릭 올린 1947-

ライト, エリック・O

ライト, エリック オーリン

ライト, エリック オリン 1947-

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ClassesClass counts : comparative studies in class analysisThe Debate on ClassesApproaches to class analysisEnvisioning real utopiasReconstructing Marxism : essays on explanation and the theory of historyInterrogating inequality : essays on class analysis, socialism, and MarxismRecasting egalitarianism : new rules for communities, states, and markets