Major Work by Charles Tilly

Work Under Capitalism

About this title: Sheds new light on the recent degradation of jobs and income among American minorities. Written with advanced undergraduates in economics, public policy, sociology, history, and other social sciences in mind, it should also stir wide discussion among professional students of work and labor markets.

Durable Inequality

About this title: Charles Tilly, in this eloquent manifesto, presents a powerful new approach to the study of persistent social inequality. How, he asks, do long-lasting, systematic inequalities in life chances arise? Exploring representative paired and unequal categories, such as male/female, black/white, citizen/non-citizen, Tilly illustrates the social mechanisms that create socially defined categories with a rich variety of examples.

Stories, Identities, and Political Change

About this title: An award winning sociologist, Charles Tilly has been equally influential in explaining politics, history, and how societies change. Tilly's newest book tackles fundamental questions about the nature of personal, political, and national identities and their linkage to big events -- revolutions, social movements, democratization, and other processes of political and social change. Tilly focuses in this book on the role of stories, both as means of creating personal identity, but also as explanations, true or false, of political tensions and realities. He uses well known examples from around the world -- the Zapatista rebellion, Hindu-Muslin conflicts, and other examples in which nationalism and other forms of group identity are politically pivotal. Tilly writes with the immediacy of a journalist, but the profound insight of a great theorist.


Roads from Past to Future

About this title: Over the years Charles Tilly has had an indelible influence on a remarkable number of key questions in social sciences and history. In the fields of social change, states and institutions, urbanization, and historical sociology, his seminal work has spawned whole new lines of inquiry and research. In one volume, this book offers the best and most influential of Tilly's work, with a new introduction by the author that relates his analyses to a wide body of scholarship. The book also includes a review and critique by Arthur L. Stinchcombe.

Popular Contention in Great Britain, 1758-1834

About this title: Between 1750 and 1840 ordinary British people abandoned such time-honored forms of protest as collective seizures of grain, the sacking of buildings, public humiliation, and physical abuse in favor of marches, petition drives, public meetings, and other sanctioned routines of social movement politics. The change created--perhaps for the first time anywhere--mass participation in national politics.

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