By Robert E. Weir
In the USA, social classification ranks with gender, race, and ethnicity in deciding upon the values, actions, political habit, and lifestyles possibilities of members. so much students agree at the value of sophistication, even if they generally disagree on what it's and the way it affects american citizens. This A-Z encyclopedia, the 1st to target category within the usa, surveys the breadth of sophistication strata all through our heritage, for top college scholars to most people. category is illuminated in 525 essay entries on major humans, phrases, theories, courses, associations, eras, ethnic teams, locations, and lots more and plenty more.
This beneficial set is an authoritative, attention-grabbing resource for in-demand info on key elements of our tradition and society and is helping researchers to slender down a wide subject. classification is printed from angles that regularly intersect: via historical past, with entries akin to Founding Fathers, the economic Revolution, Westward growth; via economics, with entries resembling Dot.com Bubble, Robber Barons, Chicago college of Economics, Lottery, salary Slaves, fiscal equivalent chance Act, inventory industry, Inheritance Taxes, Wal-Mart, Welfare; via social symptoms resembling Conspicuous intake, the Hamptons, WASP, Homelessness, Social hiking; via politics with entries akin to Anarchism, Braceros, background beginning, Communist celebration, Kennedy kinfolk; and during tradition via entries equivalent to nation tune, the good Gatsby, tv, and Studs Terkel. type can be approached from ethnic, sexual, non secular, academic, and neighborhood angles. unique beneficial properties contain an advent, timeline, prompt studying in line with access, cross-references, reader's consultant to issues, and thorough index. pattern entries: Immigration, schooling, exertions flow, Pink-Collar employees, AFL-CIO, moves, nice melancholy, Jacob Riis, Literature, the Rockefellers, Slavery, tune, Academia, family members, Suburbia, McMansions, Taxation, Segregation, Racism, Ivy League, Robber Barons, Philanthropists, Socialites, faith, Welfare, the yankee Dream, Dot.com Millionaires, equivalent chance, Founding Fathers, salary Slaves, business Revolution, Capitalism, Economics, Appalachia, Horse Racing, Gender, Communist celebration, nation golf equipment, faith, American Indians, Conspicuous intake, Studs Terkel, movie, Class-Consciousness, paintings Ethic, Media, tv, Puritans, Homelessness, prestige Symbols, Assimilation/Melting Pot, paintings, Westward enlargement, Poverty, the nice Gatsby, inventory industry, operating negative, Gated groups, the Hamptons, Social mountaineering, Crime, Lottery, Elitism, WASP, American Dream, Noam Chomsky, Fortune Magazine
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Class in America: An Encyclopedia, Volumes 1-3 by Robert E. Weir