Any study of contemporary industrial societies must take into account the role of power, ideology and class, and the degree to which these determine the development of social structures. This book, first published in 1977 and based on a selection of eleven papers given at a conference of the British Sociological Association, focuses upon aspects of continuity and change in modern society, comparing and contrasting dimensions of class, cleavage and control in capitalist and socialist societies.
This book is key reading for students of both sociology and business studies.
Table of Contents
Preface; Notes on Contributors; Introduction Richard Scase; Part 1: Continuities and Change; 1. Continuities and Discontinuities in the Development of Industrial Societies Krishan Kumar 2. The Corporate Economy: Theory and Administration J. T. Winkler 3. Paternalism and Capitalism Howard Newby 4. Changing Conceptions of the Relation between Family and Societal Form in Western Society C. C. Harris; Part 2: Cleavage and Control in Capitalist Society; 5. The Professions in the Class Structure Terence Johnson 6. Social Closure and Collective Social Mobility Noel and Jose Parry 7. Grave-Diggers’ Difficulties: Ideology and Class Struggle in Advanced Capitalism John Downing 8. Migrants and Class Structure of Western Europe Robert Moore; Part 3: Cleavage and Control in Socialist Society; 9. ‘Collective Consumption’ and the State in Capitalist and State Socialist Societies R. E. Pahl 10. Marxist Class Conflict Analysis of State Socialist Society David Lane 11. Conflict, Control and Cleavage in the Chinese People’s Republic John Gardener; References; Author and Subject Index