Power and Inequality

Critical Readings for a New Era

Levon Chorbajian (Redaktør)

Successfully bringing together accessible readings that cover the broad range of issues of importance to those studying politics and society, this new edition of Power and Inequality provides a unique mix of theoretical and empirical pieces, such as state and electoral politics, that address both classic issues in political sociology and more recent developments, such as globalization. Les mer
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Successfully bringing together accessible readings that cover the broad range of issues of importance to those studying politics and society, this new edition of Power and Inequality provides a unique mix of theoretical and empirical pieces, such as state and electoral politics, that address both classic issues in political sociology and more recent developments, such as globalization. With strong integration of race and gender throughout, this collection offers a coherent analysis of power that reflects the contributions of a variety of critical perspectives, including Marxism, feminism, critical race theory, postmodernism, and power structure theory.

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Contents





Acknowledgements


Preface


Introduction





Joel Kovel - The End of Capitalism or the End of the World?


Yale Magrass - That's What They Call Democracy: Capitalism, Democracy & the State





Section I. Critical Theories of Power





Karl Marx - The Fetishism of Commodities


Herbert Marcuse - The New Forms of Control


Antonio Gramsci - Hegemony


Michel Foucault - The Body of the Condemned


Frantz Fanon - Race and Culture


Judith Butler -Women as the Subjects of Feminism





Section II. The State: Theory





Hal Draper - The State as Superstructure


G. William Domhoff - Definingthe Class Dominance View


Mimi Abramovitz -A Feminist Theory of the State


Michael Omi and Howard Winant - Racial Politics and the Racial State


Robert JS Ross - Domhoff, Mills, and Slow Power





Section III. The State: Practice





James W. Russell - The Politics of Income and Wealth Inequality


John Arena - A Right to the City?: Race, Class, and Neoliberalism in Post-Katrina New Orleans


Lorraine Minnite and Frances Fox Piven - Voter Suppression: The Attack on Rights


David Harvey - The Construction of Consent


Christopher McMichael---Pacification and the Police: A Critique of the Police Militarization


Thesis





Section IV. Media and Ideology





Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky - Manufacturing Consent


Edward S. Herman - Still Manufacturing Consent


Jerry Lembcke - Yellow Ribbons and Spat-Upon Veterans: Making Soldiers the Means


and Ends of War


Juan Gonzalez and Joseph Torres - News for All the People


Earl Wysong and Robert Perrucci - The Future of Inequality: Polarization, Gridlock, and


Global Warming





Section V. The Nation-State and the Global Economy





Leo Panitch and Sam Gimlin - The Making of Global Capitalism


Radhika Desai - The Multipolar Moment


David Harvey - The New Imperialism


Immanuel Wallerstein - The Twin Towers as Metaphor





Section VI. War, Genocide, and Repression





Charles Tilly - War Making and State Making as Organized Crime 243


Levon A. Chorbajian---Getting Away_withMurder (Almost): A Genocide Primer


Michelle Alexander---The New Jim Crow





Section VII. Revolution and Social Movements





Frances Fox Piven and Richard A. Cloward - The Structuring of Protest


Mark Neocleous - Fascism: Revolution Against the Revolution


Chip Beret and Matthew N. Lyons-Right - Wing Populism in America


Noam Chomsky and Charles Derber - Interview

Om forfatteren

Levon Chorbajian is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. He is a two-time Fulbright Senior lecturer in the Republic of Armenia and the Soviet Union. His research interests center around political sociology and comparative genocide studies, with an emphasis on the Armenian Genocide. Key concepts for Chorbajian are class, power, and inequality. He has written, translated, and edited seven books including, The Caucasian Knot, Armenia in Crisis, The Making of Nagorno-Karabakh, Studies in Comparative Genocide and Power: A Critical Reader.