Erik Olin Wright

Erik Olin Wright


Soc 125 Contemporary American Society
Soc 621 Sociological Marxism
Soc 924 Theories of the State
Soc 929 Real Utopias

Professor of Sociology
8112C Sewell Social Sciences
(608) 262-0068
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Selected Publications:
Wright, Erik Olin. 2016. Understanding Class. London and New York: Verso.

Wright, Erik Olin. 2016. Alternatives to Capitalism: proposal for a democratic economy. London and New York: Verso.

Wright, Erik Olin and Joel Rogers. 2010 and 2015. American Society: How it Really Works. New York: W.W. Norton

Erik Olin Wright 2010. Envisioning Real Utopias. London and New York: Verso Books

Wright, E. O. 2005. Approaches to class analysis. Cambridge University Press.

Wright, Erik Olin and Archon Fung. 2003. Deepening Democracy: Innovations in empowered participatory governance, Verso.

Wright, Erik Olin. 2002. "The Shadow of Exploitation in Max Weber's Class Analysis." American Sociological Review.

Wright, Erik Olin and Michael Buawoy. 2001. "Sociological Marxism." Handbook of Sociological Theory. Jonathan Turner ed., Plenum Press.

Wright, Erik Olin. 2000. "Working-Class Power, Capitalist-Class Interests and Class Compromise." American Journal of Sociology, January, 105(4):957-1002.

Wright, Erik Olin. 1997. Class Counts: Comparative Studies in Class Analysis. Cambridge University Press.

Wright, Erik Olin. 1994. Interrogating Inequality. London: Verso.

Wright, Erik Olin, Elliott Sober and Andrew Levine. 1992. Reconstructing Marxism: essays on Explanation and the Theory of History. London: Verso.

Ph.D., Sociology, University of California-Berkeley, 1976

Departmental Areas of Interest:
Class Analysis and Historical Change
Economic Sociology
General Social Theory
Political Sociology

Institute for Research on Poverty
Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies Program