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American Oligarchy: The Permanent Political Class

Ron Formisano

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041273
eISBN:
9780252099878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041273.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Almost all studies of the nation’s extreme inequality of income and wealth have overlooked a critical, overarching cause of the creation of The New Gilded Age. The permanent political class has ... More


Whiteness in the Twenty-First Century: The Decline of One-Drop Reasoning in Jurisprudence after 1980

Erica Cooper

in The Construction of Whiteness: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Race Formation and the Meaning of a White Identity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496805553
eISBN:
9781496805591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805553.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In this chapter, I examine the extent to which one-drop ideology continues to dictate the legal definition of whiteness. The following questions serve as the basis of my research: 1) How do “white,” ... More


Practical Citizenship

Benjamin René Jordan

in Modern Manhood and the Boy Scouts of America: "Citizenship, Race, and the Environment, 1910-1930"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627656
eISBN:
9781469627670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627656.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

As civic service initiatives and the growing Progressive reform emphasis on government by expert committees and quantitative analysis displaced nineteenth century politics’ reliance on partisan ... More


Denying Access to Public Housing

Keesha M. Middlemass

in Convicted and Condemned: The Politics and Policies of Prisoner Reentry

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780814724392
eISBN:
9780814760185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724392.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter reviews national housing policies, their evolution in relationship to “tough-on-crime” politics, such as “One Strike, You’re Out,” and the importance of housing for prisoner reentry ... More


Occupy Los Angeles

Edward W. Soja

in My Los Angeles: From Urban Restructuring to Regional Urbanization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520281721
eISBN:
9780520957633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281721.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The 2010s are beginning to look a lot like the 1960s, as a new era of urban crises emerges, led by those who gained the least from the neoliberal globalization and the uneven effects of the New ... More


Beyond Plutocracy: Becoming an Aristocracy

Ron Formisano

in American Oligarchy: The Permanent Political Class

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041273
eISBN:
9780252099878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041273.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Across the political spectrum many observers of Washington, D.C., have recognized the existence of a self-perpetuating and self-aggrandizing political class. But the phenomenon extends well beyond ... More


Our One Percent Government, Congress, and Its Adjuncts: The Way to Wealth

Ron Formisano

in American Oligarchy: The Permanent Political Class

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041273
eISBN:
9780252099878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041273.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Most members of Congress are now millionaires; for all “serving” in Congress enables most to live like millionaires. The affluence of many members of the political class causes them to lose ... More


The Apogee of the Temperance Movement

Henry Yeomans

in Alcohol and moral regulation: Public attitudes, spirited measures and Victorian hangovers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447309932
eISBN:
9781447310013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447309932.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Chapter Four continues the examination of the impact of temperance groups and ideas with an investigation of the period 1914-1921. It considers World War One, during which a host of new restrictions ... More


Is a Citizen's Income Politically Feasible?558

Malcolm Torry

in Money for everyone: Why we need a citizen's income

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447311249
eISBN:
9781447311287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447311249.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter studies a variety of political ideologies: the New Right, Socialism, One Nation Conservatism, Liberalism, Social Democracy, and the Third Way. For each ideology it asks what arguments ... More


Between Feminism and Islam: Human Rights and Sharia Law in Morocco

Zakia Salime

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816651337
eISBN:
9781452946085
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816651337.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

There are two major women’s movements in Morocco: the Islamists who hold sharia as the platform for building a culture of women’s rights, and the feminists who use the United Nations’ framework to ... More


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