Diversity in the Power Elite

Diversity in the Power Elite

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This book looks systematically at the extent to which Jews, women, African Americans, Latinos, Asians and gay men and lesbians have entered the higher circles of power that constituted what sociologist C. Wright Mills called 'the power elite.' It examines why and how the power elite has diversified, the pathways taken by those who have entered the power elite, and the effect this diversification has had on the way power works in the United States.... player at the table: she will one day control Viacom shares that have a current value of $7.5 billion and 71 percent of the shareholdersa#39; vote. ... It has to do with the use of women to create a aquot;buffer zone.aquot; As part of his analysis of the transition from a pure patriarchal system, in which all power is held by males, to modern capitalism, Michael ... jobs, for example, serve as a buffer between the mostly male unemployed below them and the mostly male skilled manual workers above them.

Title:Diversity in the Power Elite
Author:Richard L. Zweigenhaft, G. William Domhoff
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2006-01-01


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