This book brings together scholars who are engaged in class analysis that addresses continuing debates over the relationship between class structure and human agency, the centrality of class relations, the dynamics of class formation, class culture, ideology, and consciousness.
"1. Introduction Part I: Class Structure 2. The Conceptual Status of Class Structure in Class Analysis 3. Making Class: The Middle Class(es) in Social Theory and Social Structure 4. The Role of Capitalist Class Relations in the Restructuring of Medicine 5. Class Analysis and Studies of the U.S. Working Class: Theoretical, Conceptual, and Methodological Issues Part II: Class Formation 6. Fraternal Orders and Working-Class Formation in Nineteenth-Century Kansas 7. Rural Industrialization: The Shaping of ""Class"" Relations in Rural Bangladesh 8. The Organization of the Corporate Class Segment of the U.S. Capitalist Class at the Turn of This Century Part III: Class Power, Conflict, and Struggle 9. The Class Basis of the State and the Origins of Welfare Policy in Britain 10. Three Cities, Three Socialisms: Class Relationships in Belgian Working-Class Communities, 1870-1914 11. The Politics of the Western Federation of Miners and the United Mine Workers of America: Uneven Development, Industry Structure, and Class Struggle, 12. The Irish Land War: Peasants, Politics, and Parliament Part IV: Culture, Ideology, and Consciousness 13. Bringing Materialism Back In: Art in the Houses of the Working and Middle Classes 14. Talkin' Class: Discourse, Ideology, and Their Roles in Class Conflict 15. The Gender-Specific Class Consciousness of Appalachian Coal Miners: Structure and Change 16. Painting Socialism: Working-Class Formation in Hungary and Poland"