Dialectical Anthropology

, Volume 42, Issue 1, pp 1–13 | Cite as

Class in the USA

  • Paul Durrenberger
  • Dimitra Doukas


While many anthropologists in the USA have followed the ideological lead provided by the corporate-sponsored Great Cultural Revolution and denied the salience of class in the USA and in general, we argue that contra American exceptionalism, the capitalist economic system of the USA strongly entails class structures that affect all. To deny the existence and salience of class is to participate in a corporate-sponsored delusion to the detriment of the working class.


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corrected publication January/2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of IowaWest BranchUSA
  2. 2.SparksUSA

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