Middle Class Meltdown in America: Causes, Consequences, and Remedies

3.5 avg rating
( 8 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780415709521: Middle Class Meltdown in America: Causes, Consequences, and Remedies
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

In accessible prose for North American undergraduate students, this short text provides a sociological understanding of the causes and consequences of growing middle class inequality, with an abundance of supporting, empirical data. The book also addresses what we, as individuals and as a society, can do to put middle class Americans on a sounder footing.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Kevin T. Leicht is Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at The University of Iowa. His research examines the relationship between globalization, economic change, and social inequality in a variety of contexts. His work has appeared in the American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Social Forces and the Academy of Management Journal and former editor of The Sociological Quarterly and Research in Social Stratification and Mobility. Currently he serves as President-Elect of the Midwest Sociological Society.

Scott T. Fitzgerald is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. His research examines social and economic inequality, social movements, public policy and religion and has appeared in Social Forces Mobilization: An International Journal Sociological Spectrum and Policy Studies Journal. He is currently the Political Sociology co-editor of Sociology Compass.

Review:

"Middle Class Meltdown in America is an excellent source for graduate and undergraduate course on inequality. The book is well written and accessible to students. I have used the previous version in inequality courses. It is the students’ favorite book. It provides a framework for students to understand what is happening to them and their families."

-B. Mitchell Peck, Sociology, University of Oklahoma

"During the ‘boom’ years of the late twentieth century, middle class incomes stagnated, while middle class debt fueled a period of growth accompanied by rising levels of inequality. Even as the Great Recession makes the consequences of this unstable equation apparent, standard economic accounts tend to obscure more than they explain. But Leicht and Fitzgerald’s empirically grounded sociological perspective moves beyond the limits of neo-classical logic. Middle Class Meltdown in America is an engaging and critical analysis of the false promises made by 40 years of neo-liberal political and economic practice. Required reading for any student of our continuing economic crisis."

-Graham Cassano, Sociology, Oakland University, and Culture and Media Editor, Critical Sociology

"Middle Class Meltdown in America is a student-friendly analysis of the Great Recession, growing economic inequality, the erosion of the middle-class, and the long-term consequences of these economic changes. Rather than wallowing in the hopelessness of such changes, their final chapter ‘Manifesto for the Middle Class,’ empowers students to fight such changes by offering both practical individual and collective responses. A powerful message for a time of crisis."

-Kathleen J. Fitzgerald, Sociology, Loyola University New Orleans

"In the wake of the financial crises, Middle Class Meltdown in America provides a clear, compelling story of the middle class’s shift from comfortable to vulnerable. Leicht and Fitzgerald convincingly trace the crumbling of the middle class in America, and explore solutions to restoring middle class prosperity. The book’s melding of data and policy produces insights that will spark discussion and debate."

-Katherine Porter, Law, University of California, Irvine

"The middle class is in crisis in America, but why? Middle Class Meltdown provides the answers. Leicht and Fitzgerald show how deteriorating job opportunities and expanding credit have stretched family finances to the breaking point. They pinpoint the institutional changes and political decisions that led to the middle class squeeze, and pose innovative solutions. This book is required reading for anyone concerned about the middle class in America."

-Rachel E. Dwyer, Sociology, Ohio State University

"This is a highly original, engaging, intriguing, and well-written book on social stratification. It is original in implicitly comparing American pro-capital, anti-labor ‘unfettered’ capitalism to European master-servant feudalism, plutocracy in contemporary America with aristocracy in feudal Europe."

-Milan Zafirovski, Sociology, University of North Texas

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 41.95
US$ 36.82

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Kevin T. Leicht, Scott T. Fitzgerald
Published by Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom (2014)
ISBN 10: 0415709520 ISBN 13: 9780415709521
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Condition: New. 2nd ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. In accessible prose for North American undergraduate students, this short text provides a sociological understanding of the causes and consequences of growing middle class inequality, with an abundance of supporting, empirical data. The book also addresses what we, as individuals and as a society, can do to put middle class Americans on a sounder footing. Seller Inventory # AAZ9780415709521

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 36.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Kevin T. Leicht, Scott T. Fitzgerald
Published by Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom (2014)
ISBN 10: 0415709520 ISBN 13: 9780415709521
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Condition: New. 2nd ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. In accessible prose for North American undergraduate students, this short text provides a sociological understanding of the causes and consequences of growing middle class inequality, with an abundance of supporting, empirical data. The book also addresses what we, as individuals and as a society, can do to put middle class Americans on a sounder footing. Seller Inventory # AAZ9780415709521

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 37.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Kevin T Leicht; Scott T Fitzgerald
ISBN 10: 0415709520 ISBN 13: 9780415709521
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0415709520. Seller Inventory # ST0415709520

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 40.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Leicht, Kevin T
Published by Taylor Fransis
ISBN 10: 0415709520 ISBN 13: 9780415709521
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Fransis. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0415709520

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 39.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Leicht, Kevin T.
Published by Routledge (2016)
ISBN 10: 0415709520 ISBN 13: 9780415709521
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780415709521_lsuk

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 37.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.40
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Leicht, Kevin T.
ISBN 10: 0415709520 ISBN 13: 9780415709521
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2014. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # KS-9780415709521

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 40.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Kevin T. Leicht
Published by Routledge (2014)
ISBN 10: 0415709520 ISBN 13: 9780415709521
New Quantity Available: 7
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2014. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # GB-9780415709521

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 33.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.60
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Leicht, Kevin T, Fitzgerald, Scott T
Published by Routledge (2014)
ISBN 10: 0415709520 ISBN 13: 9780415709521
New Softcover First Edition Quantity Available: 7
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2014. Condition: New. Num Pages: 205 pages, 7 black & white tables. BIC Classification: 1KBB; JFSC; JHB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 230 x 153 x 11. Weight in Grams: 306. . 2014. 1st Edition. Paperback. . . . . . Seller Inventory # V9780415709521

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 47.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Leicht, Kevin T; Fitzgerald, Scott T
Published by Routledge
ISBN 10: 0415709520 ISBN 13: 9780415709521
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 7
Seller:
WFL
(Holtsville, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0415709520 Brand New ,Original Book , Direct from Source , Express 5-8 business days worldwide delivery. Seller Inventory # DG#I343378

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 42.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.90
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Kevin T. Leicht
Published by Routledge (2014)
ISBN 10: 0415709520 ISBN 13: 9780415709521
New Softcover First Edition Quantity Available: 7
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2014. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780415709521_rkm

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 42.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.42
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book