2nd Edition

Power and Inequality Critical Readings for a New Era

Edited By Levon Chorbajian Copyright 2021
    378 Pages
    by Routledge

    378 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.





    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


    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


    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.