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2nd Edition

Power and Inequality
Critical Readings for a New Era

Edited By

Levon Chorbajian

ISBN 9781138707092
Published May 31, 2021 by Routledge
378 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents





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

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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.