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Volume 14 (2000)    
Editor’s Introduction, Diane E. Davis.
Volume 14 - grapples with some of the most weighty subjects in the contemporary social sciences: race and class on the one hand, and their intersection with forms of political and economic organization on the other. Part I offers three historical chapters that explore the relations between race, class, ethnicity, and nationalism. Part II focuses on the territoriality or spatiality of particular political struggles and ways in which concerns about rights to and control over land articulate with questions of identity, citizenship, political inclusion, and state policy actions. The Scholarly Controversy section is structured around the question “Whither Class?” A provocative call to arms by Alejandro Portes asserts the importance of rethinking class and offers a new type of class analysis. Reactions from Richard Sennett, Edna Bonacich, Richard Ratcliff, Zine Magubane, and David Grusky provide an enormously illumating debate.
Part I. RACE, ETHNICITY, AND NATION IN HISTORICAL PERSEPCTIVE
CONSPIRATORS, PAWNS, PATRIOTS, AND BROTHERS: RACE AND POLITICS IN WESTERN CUBA, 1906-1909 Enid Lynette Logan
THE POLITICS OF RACE AND NATION: CITIZENSHIP AND AFRICANIZATION IN TANGANYIKA Ronald Aminzade
ANTI-CHINESE RACISM, NATIONALISM AND STATE FORMATION IN POST-REVOLUTIONARY MEXICO, 1920S-1930S Gerardo Renique
Part II. REBELLION, LAND AND SPACE
LAND, MORALITY AND EXPLOITATION IN SOUTHERN CHILE: RURAL CONFLICT AND THE DISCOURSES OF AGRARIAN REFORM IN CAUTIN, 1928-1974 Florencia E. Mallon
SPACE, POWER AND IDENTITY IN AN “ENLCOSED” REBELLION: ALEXANDRA, SOUTH AFRICA, 1986 Belinda Bozzoli
Part III. SCHOLARLY CONTROVERSY: WHITHER CLASS?
THE RESILIENT IMPORTANCE OF CLASS: A NOMINALIST INTERPRETATION Alejandro Portes
BEING REALISTIC ABOUT SOCIAL CLASS Richard E. Ratcliff
THE CASE FOR REALISM IN CLASS ANALYSIS David Grusky, with Kim A. Wedeen and Jesper B. Sorensen
CLASS ANALYSIS WITHOUT MARX Edna Bonacich
THE RESILIENT IMPORTANCE OF CLASS; AN HISTORICAL SOCIOLOGICAL INTERPRETATION Zine Magubane
THE LEGIBILITY OF CLASS Richard Sennett
LEAVING THE ANCESTORS BEHIND: THE CASE FOR A FLEXIBLE APPROACH TO CLASS ANALYSIS Alejandro Portes
 
Volume 13 (1999)    
Editor’s Introduction, Diane E. Davis.
PART I. THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF BANKING SYSTEMS. Mediating the Boundaries Between State and Society: Explaining Shifts in Central Bank Independence, Susan D. Stockdale. Russian Bankers: Agents of Capital and Structural Change? Natalia Dinello.
PART II. THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF MARKET REFORM. Networks of Governance and Privatization: A View From Provincial Russia, Andrew D. Buck. The Impact of Privatization on Labor in Venezuela: Radical Reorganization or Moderate Adjustment? Steve Ellner.
PART III: DEMOCRACY, LIBERALIZATION, AND LEFT SOLIDARITY Palm Workers, Patrons, and Political Violence in Colombia: A Window of Opportunity for the Left Despite Trade Liberalization, Leah Carroll. Civic Republicanism Versus Social Struggle: A Gramscian Approach to Associationalism in Italy, Margaret Kohn.
PART IV. SCHOLARLY CONTROVERSY: CHAOS AND GOVERNANCE Hegemonic Transitions: Past and Present, Giovanni Arrighi and Beverly J. Silver. A New Emergent hegemonic Structure? Saskia Sassen. Cycles, Spirals, and Transcendence, Walter Goldfrank. Differentiation and The Sources of Destabilization, William McNeill. Hegemonic Transitions: A Rejoinder, Giovanni Arrighi and Beverly J. Silver
 
 
 
Volume 12 (1998)    
Editor’s Introduction, Diane E. Davis.
PART I. GLOBALIZATION. THE TRANSNATIONAL CAPITALIST CLASS AND GLOBAL CAPITALISM: THE CASE OF THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY, Leslie Sklair. THE RISE OF TRANSNATIONAL SOCIAL FORMATIONS: MEXICAN AND DOMINICAN STATE RESPONSES TO TRANSNATIONAL MIGRATION, Luis Eduardo Guarnizo.
PART II. LABOR AND THE STATE. THE PARADOXES OF POWER: THE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF MILITARY RULE FOR CHILEAN WORKING-CLASS MOBILIZATION, Joel Stillerman, THE DISCOURSE OF TECHNICAL COMPETENCE: STRATEGIES OF AUTHORITY AND POWER IN INDUSTRIALIZING BRAZIL, Barbara Weinstein. DROWNING IN LAWS BUT STARVING (FOR JUSTICE?): BRAZILIAN LABOR LAW AND THE WORKERS' QUEST TO REALIZE THE IMAGINARY, John D. French.
PART III. SCHOLARLY CONTROVERSY: CIVIL SOCIETY AND ETHNICITY. THE POLITICS OF CIVIL SOCIETY AND ETHNICITY: REFLECTIONS ON AN AFRICAN DILEMMA, Mahmood Mamdani. COMPARATIVE REFLECTIONS: THE INTERDEPENDENT DEMOCRATIZATION OF STATES AND CIVIL SOCIETIES, Jonathan A. Fox. POST COLONIAL POLITICS AND POWER, Gay Seidman. CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE FORMS OF GOVERNMENTAL POWER, Partha Chatterjee. REJOINDER, Mahmood Mamdani
 
Volume 11 (1997)    PART I. CLASS AND MASS ACTION. The Integration of Workplace and Community Relations at the Ford Rouge Plant, 1930s-1940s. Judith Stepan-Norris. Mass Action and Social Structure. Shuva Paul, Sarah J. Mahler, and Michael Schwartz.
PART II. STATES AND REGULATION. How Militarization Drives Political Control of the Military: The Case of Israel. Yagil Levy. Protest from the Floating World: Fashion, State, and Category Formation in Early Modern Japan. Eiko Ikegami.
PART III. SCHOLARLY CONTROVERSY: RETHINKING RACE. Racial Histories and Their Regimes of Truth. Ann Laura Stoler. Implications: A Commentary on Stoler. Virginia R. Dominguez. A Response to "Racial Histories." David Roediger. For an Analytic of Racial Domination. Loic J. D. Wacquant. The Essential Ambiguities of Race and Racism. Uday Singh Mehta. On Politics, Origins, and Epistemes. Ann Laura Stoler
 
 
 
 
Volume 10 (1996)    
Editor’s Introduction, Diane E. Davis.
PART I. WORLD WAR II. THE U.S. STATE AND BUSINESS ELITES. Warmaking and the Accommodation of Leading Firms: Defense Procurement and Corporate Growth, 1939-1959, Gregory Hooks and William Luchansky. Planning United States Hegemony: Expansion and Intra-State Conflict Over Postwar World Organization in World War II, Gregory McLauchlan.
PART II. RECENT U.S. POLITICS: APPLYING STATE THEORY. The Political Origins of ‘Supply-Side’ Economic Policy: The Humphrey-Hawkins Bill and the Revenue Act of 1978, Patrick Akard. State Theory and Corporate Welfare: The Crisis and Bailout of the Savings and Loan Industry from a Contingency Perspective, Dan Skidmore and Davita Silfen Glasberg.
PART III. CLASS POLITICS, THE STATE, AND PROSPERITY. The Contrasting Consequences of Institutions and Politics: Labor and Industrial Relations in the United States and Germany, Stephen Amberg. Unravelling Hong Kong’s Exceptionalism: The Politics of Laissez-Faire in the Industrial Takeoff, Stephen W. K. Chiu.
PART IV. SCHOLARLY CONTROVERSY: EMBEDDED AUTONOMY. Embedded Autonomy and Industrial Transformation, Peter Evans. Antinomies of Autonomy: Global Markets, Governance Structures, and Policy Options in Embedded Autonomy, Herman M. Schwartz. The Paradox of the Developmental State and the Study of Institutions, Francisco Valdes-Ugalde. The Ties that Bind? Autonomy, Emdeddedness, and Industrial Development, Meredith Woo-Cumings. Challenging World Inequalities: Beyond Uneven Development, Roberto Patricio Korzeniewicz. Reconstructing Agency in a Global Economy: Reflections on Embedded Autonomy, Peter Evans.
 
Volume 9, 1995    Introduction, Diane E. Davis and Howard Kimeldorf.
PART I: CLASS AND POLITICS. Crisis, Identity, and Political Discourse: Turn-of-the-Century France, Jane Jensen. Conversion or Coalition? Ideology in the Iranian and Nicaraguan Revolutions, Misagh Parsa. The Nonpartisan League and Social Democracy in the United States: Social Networks, Class Power, State Occupancy, and Embedded Class Biases, Patrick McGuire.
PART II: THE MILITARY, STATE, AND SOCIETY. Atomic Fantasies and Make-Believe War: The American State, Social Control, and Civil Defense Planning, 1946-1952, Andrew Grossman. The Politics of "Military Economics" in the Southern Cone: Comparative Perspectives on Democracy and Arms Production in Argentina, Brazil, and Chile, Carlos H. Acuna and William C. Smith.
PART III: SCHOLARLY CONTROVERSY: THE STATE AND VIOLENCE. State-Incited Violence, 1900-1999, Charles Tilly. Blocs Rule — And Blocs Fall Apart, Harriet Friedmann. The Scope of War: Patterns of Occurrence and Response, Michael Barnett. Concerning Foxes and Hedgehogs, Timothy Wickham-Crowley. The (Non-Violence) Discussion Continues, Charles Tilly.
 
 
 
 
Volume 8 (1993)     
Editors’ Introduction, Diane E. Davis and Howard Kimeldorf.
PART I. THE STATE, SOCIAL CLASS, AND POLITICAL MOVEMENTS IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES. The Role of State Formation and State Building in Social Policy Developments: The Politics of Pensions in Britain, the United States and Canada, 1880s-1930s, Ann Shola Orloff. Class Conflict or State Autonomy in New Deal Agricultural Policy? Yet Another Counterattack on a Theoretical Delusion, G. William Domhoff. Capitalist Development, Class Formation, and the Consequences of Political Repression: A Comparative Local Study of Mid-Nineteenth Century France, Ronald Aminzade. Dependency and Resistance in the Middle East, 1800-1925, John Foran. The Social Origins of Agrarian Nazism, William Brustein and Brian Ault. The Making of Italian Fascism: The Seizure of Power 1919-1922, Dahlia Sabina Elazar.
PART II: SCHOLARLY CONTROVERSY: DEBATE ON CLASS. New Canons or Loose Cannons?: The Post-Marxist Challenge to Neo-Marxism as Represented in the Work of Calhoun and Reddy, Marc W. Steinberg. Who Was that Masked Post-Marxist?: A Response to Steinberg, Craig Calhoun.
 
 
 
 
Volume 7 (1998)    
Editor: Maurice Zeitlin, Department of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles.
CONTENTS: Peasants and State Formation in Nineteenth-Century Mexico: Morelos, 1848-1858, Florencia E. Mallon. Growth Without Development: Chile’s Mine Owners and the Decline of Mining in the Nineteenth Century, Steven S. Volk. In Search of the Bourgeois Revolution: The Particularities of German history, Geoff Eley. Absolutism’s Antinomies: Class Formation, State Fiscal Structures and the Origins of the French Revolution, Richard Lachman and Julia Adams. Empty Victories, Harmless Defeats: The Relationship Between Moderation, Strike Victories and Substantive Benefits Among French Coal Miners, 1890-1935, Samuel Cohn. Symbolic Action and the Limits of Strategic Rationality: On the Logic of Working Class Collective Action, James Johnson. The Passage of Public Sector Collective Bargaining Laws: Unions, Businesses and Political Competition in the United States, Berkeley Miller and William Canak. Deindustrialization in the United States and France: Structural Convergence, Institutional Contrast, Michael Schwartz and Sharon Zukin.
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