New Class Society : Goodbye American Dream?
The New Class Society introduces students to the sociology of class structure and inequalities as it asks whether or not the American dream has faded. The fourth edition of this powerful book demonstrates how and why class inequalities in the U.S. have been widened, hardened, and become more entrenched than ever.
The fourth edition has been extensively revised and re-organized throughout, including a new introduction that offers an overview of key themes and shorter chapters that cover a wider range of topics. New material for the fourth edition includes a discussion of “The Great Recession” and its ongoing impact, the demise of the middle class, rising costs of college and increasing student debt, the role of electronic media in shaping people’s perceptions of class, and more.