Formation and reproduction of bourgeois class in the USA


The article gives analysis of formation and reproduction of the bourgeoisie in the United States. It was found that having low influence of traditional land aristocrats American bourgeoisie took over the functions of dominant elites. This enabled a quick spread of bourgeois values among all the society. The formation of the bourgeois class initially was at the expence of industrialists, planters and farmers. After acquiring by the bourgeoisie the status of ruling class recruitment to this cohort of non-bourgeois began to narrow. However, starting in mid-twentieth century, in the origin of senior managers of corporations the share of middle and working classes is increasing.

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