Taking a multidimensional approach, this book emphasizes the interplay between power, inequality, multiple oppressions, and the state. This framework provides students with a unique focus on the structure of power and inequality in society today.
Chapter 1 - Power, Oppression, and the State: An Introduction
Chapter 2 - From the Top Down? Power Structure Theories
Chapter 3 -“Is This the Best or Only Possible World?” Oppression and Socialization
Chapter 4 - Power to the People? Voting and Electoral Participation
Chapter 5 - Who’s in Charge Here? The State and Society
Chapter 6 - From the Bottom Up? Social Movements and the State
Chapter 7 - State Policies and Practices: Racialized, Class-Based, and Gendered Oppression