Political Ideology and Class Formation: A Study of the Middle Class


Howe presents an analysis of theories of the middle class, focusing on the class location and political ideology of three strata referred to as managers, "knowledge controllers," and semi-professionals. Five theories of the middle class are systematically examined: new class, new working class, new petit bourgeoisie, new labor aristocracy, and contradictory class locations. Using these five theories, the author offers an accessible analysis of recent debates within class analysis and stratification studies.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1992


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