The American Class Structure

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REFERENCES
Sinclair Lewis, Babbitt ( New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1922), p. 190.
This model is often compared to the peck order among chickens and other animals: see Warder C. Allee, Cooperation among Animals ( New York: Schuman, 1951).
There is an excellent discussion of these concepts in Kingsley Davis, Human Society ( New York: Macmillan, 1949), Chap. IV.
Elton Mayo, The Human Problems of an Industrial Civilization ( New York: Macmillan, 1933), p. 120.
W. Lloyd Warner and Paul S. Lunt, The Social Life of a Modern Community ( New Haven: Yale University Press, 1941), p. 5.
Allison Davis, Burleigh B. Gardner, and Mary R. Gardner, Deep South: A Social-Anthropological Study of Caste and Class ( Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1941).
W. Lloyd Warneret al., Democracy in Jonesville ( New York: Harper, 1949). St. Clair Drake and Horace R. Cayton, Black Metropolis ( New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1945). There have been several subsidiary studies, all reported in the methodological volume, Social Class in America, cited below. The reader who wants a short sample is advised to read Democracy in Jonesville or Warner's recent series of lectures, American Life: Dream and Reality ( Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1953).
See these criticisms of Warner's approach: C. Wright Mills, "Review of The Social Life of a Modern Community," American Sociological Review, VII ( April, 1942). 263-71. Robert Bierstedt, "The Limitations of Anthropological Methods in Sociology," American Journal of Sociology, LIV ( July, 1948), 22-30. Harold W. Pfautz and Otis D. Duncan, "A Critical Evaluation of Warner's Work in Community Stratification," American Sociological Review, XV ( April, 1950), 205-15.
Warner, Social Life of a Modern Community, pp. 41-42.
Ibid., p. 81.
Ibid., pp. 82-84.
W. Lloyd Warneret al., Social Class in America ( Chicago: Science Research Associates, 1949), p. 21.
Warner, Social Life of a Modern Community, p. 88. The descriptions of the classes are my condensations of much Warner material.
Warner, Social Class in America, p. 3.
Warner, Democracy in Jonesville, pp. xiii-xiv.
Warner, Social Life of a Modern Community, pp. 90-91.
Warner, Social Class in America, p. 34.

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The American Class Structure
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  • Title Page iii
  • Introduction v
  • Preface ix
  • Contents xiii
  • Tables xvii
  • Figures xviii
  • I - The Dimensions of Class 1
  • References 16
  • II - Position and Prestige 19
  • Conclusions 47
  • References 49
  • III - Occupational Prestige and Social Change 53
  • Conclusions 85
  • References 87
  • IV - Income, Wealth, and Style of Life 91
  • Conclusions 119
  • References 122
  • V - The Web of Interaction 127
  • Conclusions 153
  • References 154
  • VI - Class Consciousness and Political Ideology 157
  • Conclusions 180
  • References 181
  • VII - Classes as Ideal Types: Emergent Values 184
  • Conclusions 215
  • References 218
  • VIII - Ethnic and Race Barriers 221
  • Conclusions 247
  • References 248
  • IX - Succession and Mobility: the Occupational Base 251
  • Conclusions 271
  • References 272
  • X - Succession and Mobility: Motivation and Education 276
  • Conclusions 293
  • References 294
  • Index 301
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