Class in Twentieth-Century American Sociology: An Analysis of Theories and Measurement Strategies


Grimes provides an overview and critique of the major theories, conceptualizations, and measurements of class inequality, drawing exclusively on scholarly literature published by American social scientists in the 20th century. The volume proposes a framework for interpreting and understanding the theories and methodologies used by scholars to study class inequality, posits two "schools" of sociological theory-order and conflict, and concludes that there is evidence of a "convergence" among contemporary perspectives on class inequality.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1991


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