Class and Politics in Contemporary Social Science

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Dick Houtman argues that neither authoritarianism nor libertarianism can be explained by class or economic background, but rather by position in the cultural domain-- what he calls cultural capital. Although he examines all of the statistics and arguments of the conventional approaches with care and concern, Houtman convincingly demonstrates that the conclusions drawn from earlier studies are untenable at a more general theoretical level. Despite differences among advocates of class explanations, their theories are based on ...

Class and Politics in Contemporary Social Science 2008, Taylor & Francis, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780202306896

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