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The Class Matrix

Social Theory after the Cultural Turn

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$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674245136

Publication Date: 02/08/2022

Text

224 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

2 illus., 1 table

World

  • A Note on Terminology
  • Introduction
  • 1. Class Structure
    • 1.1. Culture and Social Structure
    • 1.2. How Class Structure Is Different
    • 1.3. Two Models of Cultural Influence
    • 1.4. The Causal Autonomy of Class Structure
  • 2. Class Formation
    • 2.1. Why Should Workers Resist?
    • 2.2. From Universal Antagonism to Universal Resistance
    • 2.3. Two Strategies of Resistance
    • 2.4. Bringing Culture Back In
    • 2.5. Culture Constrained
    • 2.6. Back to Structure
  • 3. Consent, Coercion, and Resignation
    • 3.1. The Turn to Consent
    • 3.2. Consent and the Reality of Class
    • 3.3. The Material Basis of Consent
    • 3.4. The Problem with Consent
    • 3.5. From Consent to Resignation
    • 3.6. The Place of Ideology
    • 3.7. The New Left’s Folly
  • 4. Agency, Contingency, and All That
    • 4.1. A Reprise
    • 4.2. Agents and Automatons
    • 4.3. Too Little Contingency?
    • 4.4. Too Much Contingency?
    • 4.5. Contingency within Limits
  • 5. How Capitalism Endures
    • 5.1. The Growth Phase of the First Left
    • 5.2. From Consent to Resignation
    • 5.3. The Class Matrix Today
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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