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1st Edition

Revival: Class Structure and Social Mobility in Poland (1980)

ISBN 9781138037519
Published January 25, 2019 by Routledge
222 Pages

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Book Description

How far have sociologists working in countries commonly designated as "socialist" gone in studying the class structure and social consciousness of their own societies? What kinds of questions have they posed, and what is the degree of technical sophistication applied in answering them? Western sociologists interested in the fate of their discipline in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union have long recognized that the answers to these questions will differ substantially depending upon which particular socialist society one has in mind. The selection from Polish sociological literature brought together here by Stomczynski and Krauze should help to answer the questions raised and provide readers with the opportunity to assess the quality of Polish sociological studies in the areas of class structure, social mobility, and class consciousness.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Transformations of Class Structure  Early Stages of the Socialist Class Structure.  The Influence of Technical-Economic and Historical-Cultural Contexts on the Differentiation and Integration of Social Classes. Urbanization and Resulting Changes in Class Structure and Education.  Part 2: Social Mobility  Tranformations of Social Structure and Social Mobility in Poland.  Intergenerational Mobility in Cities.  The Role of Education in the Process of Intragenerational Mobility  Part 3: Class Consciousness and Class Interests   Relations between Classes and Perception of Social Class Distance.  Evaluations of Individual Earnings and Family Income. Power in the Value Systems of Selected Social Groups.  Labor Unions and the Working Class: An Analysis of Participation In Power.

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Professor Kazimierz Slomczynski is currently the Director of CONSIRT (Cross-National Studies: Interdisciplinary Research and Training Program  at Ohio State.