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Wright, Erik Olin

Works: 137 works in 513 publications in 7 languages and 11,170 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 )

47 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the major works of the new American Marxism, Wright's book draws a challenging new class map of the United States and other, comparable, advanced capitalist countries today. It also discusses the various classical theories of economic crisis in the West and their relevance to the current recession, and contrasts the way in which the major political problem of bureaucracy was confronted by two great antagonists'Weber and Lenin. A concluding essay brings together the practical lessons of these theoretical analyses, in an examination of the problems of left governments coming to power in capitalist states
Classes by Erik Olin Wright( Book )

40 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 )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 678 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 )

15 editions published between 1976 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 672 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 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Debate on Classes by Erik Olin Wright( Book )

18 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 )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 438 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 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?'
Envisioning real utopias by Erik Olin Wright( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 376 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
Deepening democracy : institutional innovations in empowered participatory governance by Archon Fung( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The institutional forms of liberal democracy developed in the 19th century seem increasingly ill-suited to the problems we face in the 21st. This dilemma has given rise to a deliberative democracy, and this text explores four contemporary cases in which the principles have been at least partially instituted
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 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 300 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
Associations and democracy by Joshua Cohen( Book )

9 editions published between 1955 and 1995 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Gender Inequality' explores class disparity, who should care for infants, and fatherhood in a dual-earner family
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

"In a system of stakeholder grants, as discussed by Bruce Ackerman and Anne Alstott, all citizens upon reaching the age of early adulthood receive a substantial one-time lump-sum grant sufficiently large so that all young adults would be significant wealth holders. Ackerman and Alstott propose that this grant be in the vicinity of $80,000 and be financed by an annual wealth tax of roughly 2 percent. A system of stakeholder grants, they argue, "expresses a fundamental responsibility: every American has an obligation to contribute to a fair starting point for all.""--Jacket
Class counts : student edition by Erik Olin Wright( Book )

25 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 205 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 171 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 )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 141 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 )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 124 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( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries 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 estadunidense

Erik Olin Wright sociologo statunitense

Erik Olin Wright sociologue américain

Erik Olin Wright US-amerikanischer Soziologe

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Wright, Erik Olin

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Райт, Эрик Олин

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ClassesClass counts : comparative studies in class analysisThe Debate on ClassesApproaches to class analysisEnvisioning real utopiasDeepening democracy : institutional innovations in empowered participatory governanceReconstructing Marxism : essays on explanation and the theory of historyInterrogating inequality : essays on class analysis, socialism, and Marxism