1st Edition

The End of Social Inequality? Class, Status and Power under State Socialism

By David Lane Copyright 1982
    184 Pages
    by Routledge

    The End of Social Inequality (1982) examines class and social stratification under state socialism and in particular in the Soviet Union. Its discussion ranges over such aspects as income and education differentials, the rise of white-collar occupations, the position of women and ethnic groups, and social mobility.

    1. The Impact of Marxist Ideas in Russia Before and After the October Revolution  2. Social Inequality: Soviet Sociology’s Interpretation of the Social Structure  3. Social Inequality: Hierarchy and Privilege  4. Social Mobility and Political Class  5. Class, Cleavage and Control  6. Conclusions


    Professor David Lane is an Emeritus Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge University, UK, and previously was Professor of Sociology at the University of Birmingham. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. He has published widely on state socialist societies, the USSR, Marxism, elites, class and social stratification; his current research focuses on transformation, globalization, ‘varieties of capitalism’, neoliberalism, alternatives to capitalism, the enlargement of the European Union and the formation of the Eurasian Union.