The reshaping and dissolution of social class in advanced society

@article{Pakulski1996TheRA,
  title={The reshaping and dissolution of social class in advanced society},
  author={J. Pakulski and M. Waters},
  journal={Theory and Society},
  year={1996},
  volume={25},
  pages={667-691}
}
In 1958 Robert Nisbet declared to a meeting of the American Sociological Association in Seattle that: "the term social class is by now useful in historical sociology, in comparative or folk sociology, but that it is nearly valueless for the clarification of the data of wealth, power, and social status in the contemporary United States and much of Western society in general."1 Why then should an argument now be mounted in support of a similar view? The reason is that the concept has a plasticity… Expand
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