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              Books by G. William Domhoff

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              The Emergence of Dreaming: Mind-Wandering, Embodied Simulation, and the Default Network

              The Emergence of Dreaming: Mind-Wandering, Embodied Simulation, and the Default Network (Hardback)

              By Domhoff, G. William

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              This new neurocognitive theory documents the unexpected similarities of dreaming to waking thought, demonstrates personal psychological meaning can be found in a majority of dreams reports, has a strong developmental psychology dimension, pinpoints the neural substrate for dreami...ng, and shows it is very unlikely that dreaming has any adaptive function.
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              ISBN 9780190673420
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2017
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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              The Leftmost City: Power and Progressive Politics in Santa Cruz
               

              The Leftmost City: Power and Progressive Politics in Santa Cruz (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Text by Gendron, Richard; By Domhoff, G. William

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              Employs an extended case study of the unique city of Santa Cruz, California, to critique three theories of urban power and show how progressive coalitions can effectively organize to achieve political power

              ISBN 9780813344386
              Released NZ 30 Dec 2008
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Who Really Rules?: New Haven and Community Power Re-examined
               

              Who Really Rules?: New Haven and Community Power Re-examined (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Domhoff, G. William

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              Robert A. Dahl's Who Governs? is a classic pluralist study which has had an important influence on American social science since the early sixties. Who Really Rules? provides a categorical challenge--empirical, methodological, and theoretical--to Dahl's work. Empirically, Domhoff...'s restudy of New Haven shows through newly discovered documents that Dahl was wrong about the pluralism of New Haven's power structure. He also presents the most systematic statement of power structure methodology yet made, a statement that contradicts Dahl's methodological claims which have been the prevailing wisdom in American social science for over fifteen years. Finally, Domhoff outlines the national policy planning network through which the big business ruling class dominates urban government. Who Really Rules? is unique in that it makes possible for the first time a dialogue between pluralist and ruling-class views on the basis of studies of the same city by leading exponents of the rival theoretical positions. It is original in that it includes much data not revealed by Dahl. It presents the methodology of power structure research in the most comprehensive fashion yet attempted, and reveals a ruling-class network for urban policy planning that has never before been fully articulated.
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              ISBN 9780876209653
              Released NZ 30 Jan 1987
              Publisher Jones and Bartlett Publishers,
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Power Elite and the State
               

              The Power Elite and the State (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Domhoff, G. William

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              This volume presents a network of social power, indicating that theories inspired by C.Wright Mills are far more accurate views about power in America than those of Mills's opponents. Dr. Domhoff shows how and why coalitions within the power elite have involved themselves in such... policy issues as the Social Security Act (1935) and the Employment Act (1946), and how the National Labor Relations Act (1935) could pass against the opposition of every major corporation. The book descri bes how experts worked closely with the power elite in shaping the plansfor a post-World War II world economic order, in good part realized during the past 30 years. Arguments are advanced that the fat cats who support the Democrats cannot be understood in terms of narrow self-interest, and that moderate conservatives dominated policy-making under Reagan.
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              ISBN 9780202303734
              Released NZ 31 Dec 1990
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
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              The Mystique of Dreams: A Search for Utopia Through Senoi Dream Theory
               

              The Mystique of Dreams: A Search for Utopia Through Senoi Dream Theory (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Reprinted edition)

              By Domhoff, G. William

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              I read this charming book with great interest and admiration. It is lively, clear and wise. --J. Allen Hobson, Harvard Medical School

              ISBN 9780520060210
              Released NZ 15 Oct 1990
              Publisher University of California Press
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              Myth of Liberal Ascendancy: Corporate Dominance from the Great Depression to the Great Recession
               

              Myth of Liberal Ascendancy: Corporate Dominance from the Great Depression to the Great Recession (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Domhoff, G. William

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              Based on new archival research, argues that the 'New Deal' era in the US was one of corporate dominance rather than progressive reform.

              ISBN 9781612052564
              Released NZ 30 Nov 2013
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              Studying the Power Elite: Fifty Years of Who Rules America?
               

              Studying the Power Elite: Fifty Years of Who Rules America? (Hardback)

              By Domhoff, G. William; Other Authors, Eleven

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              This book critiques and extends the analysis of power in the classic, Who Rules America?, on the fiftieth anniversary of its original publication in 1967-and through its subsequent editions. The chapters, written especially for this book by twelve sociologists and political scien...tists, provide fresh insights and new findings on many contemporary topics, among them the concerted attempt to privatize public schools; foreign policy and the growing role of the military-industrial component of the power elite; the successes and failures of union challenges to the power elite; the ongoing and increasingly global battles of a major sector of agribusiness; and the surprising details of how those who hold to the egalitarian values of social democracy were able to tip the scales in a bitter conflict within the power elite itself on a crucial banking reform in the aftermath of the Great Recession. These social scientists thereby point the way forward in the study of power, not just in the United States, but globally. A brief introductory chapter situates Who Rules America? within the context of the most visible theories of power over the past fifty years-pluralism, Marxism, Millsian elite theory, and historical institutionalism. Then, a chapter by G. William Domhoff, the author of Who Rules America?, takes us behind the scenes on how the original version was researched and written, tracing the evolution of the book in terms of new concepts and research discoveries by Domhoff himself, as well as many other power structure researchers, through the 2014 seventh edition. Readers will find differences of opinion and analysis from chapter to chapter. The authors were encouraged to express their views independently and frankly. They do so in an admirable and useful fashion that will stimulate everyone's thinking on these difficult and complex issues, setting the agenda for future studies of power.
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              ISBN 9781138106956
              Released NZ 16 Aug 2017
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              Studying the Power Elite: Fifty Years of Who Rules America?
               

              Studying the Power Elite: Fifty Years of Who Rules America? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Domhoff, G. William; Other Authors, Eleven

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              This book critiques and extends the analysis of power in the classic, Who Rules America?, on the fiftieth anniversary of its original publication in 1967-and through its subsequent editions. The chapters, written especially for this book by twelve sociologists and political scien...tists, provide fresh insights and new findings on many contemporary topics, among them the concerted attempt to privatize public schools; foreign policy and the growing role of the military-industrial component of the power elite; the successes and failures of union challenges to the power elite; the ongoing and increasingly global battles of a major sector of agribusiness; and the surprising details of how those who hold to the egalitarian values of social democracy were able to tip the scales in a bitter conflict within the power elite itself on a crucial banking reform in the aftermath of the Great Recession. These social scientists thereby point the way forward in the study of power, not just in the United States, but globally. A brief introductory chapter situates Who Rules America? within the context of the most visible theories of power over the past fifty years-pluralism, Marxism, Millsian elite theory, and historical institutionalism. Then, a chapter by G. William Domhoff, the author of Who Rules America?, takes us behind the scenes on how the original version was researched and written, tracing the evolution of the book in terms of new concepts and research discoveries by Domhoff himself, as well as many other power structure researchers, through the 2014 seventh edition. Readers will find differences of opinion and analysis from chapter to chapter. The authors were encouraged to express their views independently and frankly. They do so in an admirable and useful fashion that will stimulate everyone's thinking on these difficult and complex issues, setting the agenda for future studies of power.
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              ISBN 9781138106994
              Released NZ 22 Aug 2017
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              Blacks in the White Establishment?: A Study of Race and Class in America
               

              Blacks in the White Establishment?: A Study of Race and Class in America (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Zweigenhaft, Richard L.; Domhoff, G. William

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              The next thing the girl said was, 'I've never been near anyone black except for my maid.' And I thought, I'm going to have problems here. -Bobette Reed Kahn What were the feelings and experiences of the young blacks from economically impoverished backgrounds who in the 1960s were... placed in white upper-class prep schools? What do their current attitudes and achievements reveal about the importance of race and class in America? In this sensitive and engrossing book, a social psychologist and a political sociologist report on the early graduates of A Better Chance, a program designed to recruit and prepare minority students for entry into exclusive boarding schools, elite colleges and universities, and ultimately positions of power and prestige. Zwegenhaft and Domhoff's book is a vivid testimony to the costs and the rewards of this innovative attempt to transcend racial barriers. As Zweigenhaft and Domhoff relate, these young men and women faced difficulties in the dramatic transition from black ghettos to the most exclusive boarding schools in the United States. Yet most not only endured but flourished. We hear their stories about the orientation programs they attended, their experiences in prep schools and colleges, the overt and covert forms of discrimination they faced, and the problems they encountered when they went home again. They discuss the pressures they felt, the friendships they made, the marriage partners they selected, and the frustrations and gratifications in their occupational lives. The question of the relative importance of race and class in the United States is an ongoing controversy among policymakers, educators, and social scientists. Zweigenhaft and Domhoff's study sheds light on this debate-it concludes that while the importance of class has increased in the past few decades, race is still the paramount factor in the personal and social identity of blacks.
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              ISBN 9780300209822
              Released NZ 15 Jun 2014
              Publisher Yale University Press
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              The Corporate Rich and the Power Elite in the Twentieth Century: How They Won, Why Liberals and Labor Lost
               

              The Corporate Rich and the Power Elite in the Twentieth Century: How They Won, Why Liberals and Labor Lost (Hardback)

              By Domhoff, G. William

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              The Corporate Rich and the Power Elite in the Twentieth Century demonstrates exactly how the corporate rich developed and implemented the policies and created the government structures that allowed them to dominate the United States. The book is framed within three historical dev...elopments, that have made this domination possible: the rise and fall of the union movement between, the initiation and subsequent limitation of government social benefit programs, and the postwar expansion of international trade. The book's deep exploration into the various methods the corporate rich used to centralize power corrects major empirical misunderstandings concerning all three issue-areas. Further, it explains why the three ascendant theories of power in the early twenty-first century-interest-group pluralism, organizational state theory, and historical institutionalism-cannot account for the complexity of events that established the power elite's supremacy and led to labor's fall. More generally, and convincingly, the analysis reveals how a corporate-financed policy-planning network, consisting of foundations, think tanks, and policy-discussion groups, gradually developed in the twentieth century and played a pivotal role in all three issue-areas. Filled with new archival findings and commanding detail, this book offers readers a remarkable look into the nature of power in America during the 20th century, and provides a starting point for future in-depth analyses of corporate power in the current century.
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              ISBN 9780367252021
              Released NZ 1 Aug 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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