G. William Domhoff, who goes by “Bill,” is a Research Professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Born into an apolitical middle-American family in what. G. William Domhoff’s Published Work in Sociology. Domhoff, G. W. (). Is the Corporate Elite Fractured, or is there Continuing Corporate Dominance?. G. William Domhoff. Since I wrote my analysis of the wealth and income of the top 1% for in mid, economic and financial events.
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Be the first to ask a question about Who Rules America? Power, Politics and Social Change. Lists with This Book. Other than teachers and family, the greatest influences on my development were a few older male friends in high school, particularly Ed. When Ed went off to the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, I took advantage of our different holiday schedules to visit him there at every opportunity as he would later come to visit me at Grinnell College in Iowa.
During an approximately four-year long primary relationship, he introduced me to scores of books and, all unknowingly, set me on an intellect Other than teachers and family, the greatest influences on my development were a few older male friends in high school, particularly Ed.
During an approximately four-year long primary relationship, he introduced me to scores of books and, all unknowingly, set me on an intellectual path which was to see me through three degrees. One of the more illuminating and just plain ruless books he lent me was G.
William Domhoff’s Who Rules America? I read it willam on one of those visits downstate. I have since read the update, Who Rules America Now?
Who Rules America? Power, Politics and Social Change
Domhoff started as a social psychologist. His analysis of the rues structure in the USA takes an unusual, sociological bent. Rather than focusing, as C. Wright Mills did, on power structures connected to employment, Domhoff goes into the social behaviors of elites by analyzing lineages, marriage alliances and recreational behaviors. A major ryles for him is The Blue Book series. Many elite members, some of the wealthiest people in America, don’t work at all–others work for them on behalf of their interests.
Most elite individuals, except for the few who enter politics personally, don’t mingle with romhoff at all. They have, quite literally, their own worlds with their own domhofc schools, social clubs and leisure resorts. View all 4 comments. Oct 23, Jannette added it. Just finished reading this book and all I have to say is that our country is more corrupt than I originally thought. This is a nonfiction book about the power elite and how it is intertwined with politics.
It also reminds me of white supremacy ideology. Mar 06, Mark rated it it was amazing Shelves: This one blew me away. It’s an empirical analysis of how the unequal power distribution in America is maintained and further consolidated. It’s an academic publication, so is stupidly expensive, but the UW library has a copy.
In the authors own words: This intertwined corporate community and social upper class have developed a policy-pl This one blew me away. This intertwined corporate community and social upper class have developed a policy-planning network Chapter 4 and an opinion-shaping network Chapter 5 that give them the means to win a majority of seats in the electoral process Chapter 6 and to shape the policies of interest to them within the federal government Chapter 7.
Sep 24, wbo rated it really liked it. This is an excellent, extremely well researched and sourced book about how the “power elite” as the author puts it maintains its grip on power. It covers everything from who are these power elite, the role of the media, study groups and think tanks, political parties, shaping public opinion, and even those role of those private clubs that the amerida a members of and the role of the exclusive private schools. As an academic book, its not always the most engrossing page-turner, but that said it willian ge This is an excellent, extremely well researched and sourced book about how the “power elite” as the author puts it maintains its grip on power.
As an academic book, its not always the most engrossing page-turner, but that said it is generally well written and as long as you find the subject matter interesting there’s something good on every page. My only problem with the book is that it does not account for the role of mass movements in pressuring and winning maerica reforms that the masses need.
Apr dojhoff, skye rated it liked it. A remarkable work of political sociology — does anerica work empirically showing the interlocking networks of the elite class in America — how the political and corporate elites are connected.
It’s common sense, but remarkable to see data showing the depth. Also has some excellent history of labor wno corporate power in US, and insight into what has kept the left from exerting any meaningful influence in our politics. I was supposed to read this in wuo didn’t; and read it while working in A remarkable work of political sociology — does great work empirically showing the interlocking networks of the elite class in America — how the political and corporate elites are connected.
I was supposed to read this in college; didn’t; and read it while working in the soup kitchen. Suddenly it made a lot more sense. Some things you have to experience to understand h the problem with segregated education in the US. Dec wno, Sam rated it liked it Recommends it for: Not entirely palatable, even for me.
The tone of the book bordered one of a conspiracy theory. There are certainly truths contained herein. One need look no further than the executive boards of large corporations to find that the social elites are indeed involved in gross conflicts of interests. From think tanks in Washington, to do,hoff, to private business ventures, these elites float from one group to the next trying to keep down the masses in an effort to maintain their wealth and power.
A Not entirely palatable, even for me. I read this book in college for a class on world development. At the time I didn’t know much about Marxist categories or worldviews, and now that I look back on this book I wonder how much Marxian thought permeates this book. I do know that aamerica took away some of my naivete and it was a fascinating look at power in the highest echelons of our society. One day I will probably reread this book and reevaluate. Domnoff 16, Martin rated it liked it.
Quite a comprehensive text on the existence of corporate class dominance in the United States of America. It also gives interesting ruled on how the dominance came to be, like the circumstances surrounding the evolution of a strong two-party political system in the United States.
It also explains why the ‘liberal-labour coalition’–as Domhoff is wont to call it–has had so much more trouble in the USA than in other countries. Overall quite an informative book. Jan 03, John Hodge rated it it was amazing.
The first edition was published forty-four years before Occupy Wall Street. Whether this edition or a later one, this book would provide a factual and conceptual cornerstone of the Occupy movement. It identifies–and leaves us to solve–a very serious problem that has only gotten worse since that first edition.
I have no idea what I would think of this book if I read it now, but it changed my life in college – this book-and the class I took that I read it for-fascinated me and drew me into becoming a sociology major! I still have the notebook from the class. And Jerry wound up being my advisor. Sep 18, Craig rated it it was amazing. There is much data here, historical data some 20 years on, about relations among members of the ruling class.
Domhoff also shows how class priviledge translates into the power to rule and exploit the masses. Jan 03, Derrick rated it it was amazing.
Extremely powerful and exceedingly detailed analysis of the deep and widespread interconnection of and collusion among the elite and corporate classes in order to maintain their class dominance. Jaw-dropping and Eye-opening and every other platitude you can imagine.
May 17, Ben rated it it was amazing Shelves: As far as I’m concerned, one of the best analyses of social class in America to date, with blood-boiling statistics that demonstrate how truly concentrated are power, class and privilege in the United States.
Jul 14, Fredrick Danysh rated it really liked it Shelves: Domhoff investigates who actually controls the American political system. The results might surprise ruels.
Apr 19, A rated it it was amazing. Its a wonderful eye opener to the reality of America and its power networks. Sep 13, Chris rated it really liked it.