Rethinking Class and Social Difference

ISBN: 978-1-83982-021-2, eISBN: 978-1-83982-020-5

ISSN: 0198-8719

Publication date: 30 September 2020


(2020), "Prelims", Eidlin, B. and McCarthy, M.A. (Ed.) Rethinking Class and Social Difference (Political Power and Social Theory, Vol. 37), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. i-xi.



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Political Power and Social Theory

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Political Power and Social Theory is a peer-reviewed journal committed to advancing the interdisciplinary understanding of the linkages between political power, social relations, and historical development. The journal welcomes both empirical and theoretical work and is willing to consider papers of substantial length. Publication decisions are made by the editor in consultation with members of the editorial board and anonymous reviewers. For information on submissions, and a full list of volumes, please see the journal website at

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Political Power and Social Theory

Ronald Aminzade
University of Minnesota
Eiko Ikegami
New School University Graduate Faculty
Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
Duke University
Howard Kimeldorf
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Michael Burawoy
University of California-Berkeley
George Lawson
London School of Economics
Nitsan Chorev
Brown University
Daniel Slater
University of Michigan
Diane E. Davis
Harvard University
George Steinmetz
University of Michigan
Peter Evans
University of California-Berkeley
Maurice Zeitlin
University of California-Los Angeles
Julian Go
Boston University

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Ladin Bayurgil
Boston University
Patricia Ward
Boston University
Jake Watson
Boston University

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Political Power and Social Theory Volume 37

Rethinking Class and Social Difference

Edited By

Barry Eidlin

McGill University, Canada

Michael A. McCarthy

Marquette University, USA

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List of Contributors

Mathieu Hikaru Desan University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Zophia Edwards Providence College, USA
Barry Eidlin McGill University, Canada
Marie Gottschalk The University of Pennsylvania, USA
Kevan Harris University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Katherine Eva Maich The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Michael A. McCarthy Marquette University, USA
Jen Schradie Sciences Po, France
Gowri Vijaykumar Brandeis University, USA

List of Figures and Tables

Figure 1. Self-identification of Household Class in Iran (2016 Iran Social Survey).
Figure 2. Self-identification of Household Class (Upper, Middle, Working, Poor) in Iran by Monthly Household Income (in Millions of 2016-Year Tomans) and Respondent Educational Attainment.
Figure 3. Vote Choice in the 2013 Iranian Presidential Election by Educational Attainment (2016 Iran Social Survey).
Figure 4. Vote Choice in the 2013 Iranian Presidential Election by Household Income (2016 Iran Social Survey).
Figure 5. Vote Choice in the 2013 Presidential Election by Self-identified Class Position (2016 Iran Social Survey).
Table 1. Occupational Structure of the Iranian Labor Force, 1986–2011.