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Gilbert quoted on NBC News Site

Both the NBC News site and the The Christian Science Monitor quoted Professor of Sociology Dennis Gilbert on issues related to the release by the U.S. Census Bureau of the nation’s real median household income. The NBC article appeared in dozens of additional publications across the country.  More ...

National News Highlights from 2012

The national media highlighted Hamilton College in multiple ways throughout 2012 by focusing on faculty research and expertise, featuring opinion pieces, and announcing new endeavors and special student projects. From The Today Show to NPR’s All Things Considered to The Chronicle of Higher Education, the college was visible in the media across the country.  More ...

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Gilbert Interviewed About America's Middle Class

Professor of Sociology Dennis Gilbert was interviewed about America’s middle class for CNBC.com and for l'Unità, an Italian newspaper. Gilbert is the author of The American Class Structure in an Age of Growing Inequality (Sage, 2011)  More ...

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Gilbert Discusses Middle Class on Connecticut Public Radio

Professor of Sociology Dennis Gilbert was a guest on the Connecticut Public Radio (WNPR) morning call-in show “Where We Live” on Aug. 28.  He was part of a conversation on the middle class. Participants discussed political candidates’ views on the middle class as well as how it’s defined and how politicians use the term. Gilbert is the author of The American Class Structure in an Age of Growing Inequality.   More ...

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Gilbert Quoted by Associated Press

The  Associated Press, in an article titled “SPIN METER: ‘Middle Class’ turns fuzzy in politics,” quoted Professor of Sociology Dennis Gilbert, author of The American Class Structure in an Age of Growing Inequality. Appearing in hundreds of news outlets in print and online on July 18 and 19, the article addressed how politicians use the term “middle class” and how their definitions vary.  More ...

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WAMC Features Gilbert on Academic Minute

WAMC/Northeast Public Radio in Albany will feature a reading by Professor of Sociology Dennis Gilbert on Monday, March 5, as part of the public radio station’s Academic Minute. During his reading, Gilbert examines exactly who is considered middle class, pointing out that there are many definitions.  More ...

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Gilbert Quoted in New York Post

“Every indicator we have shows that the country is becoming more and more unequal,” said Professor of Sociology Dennis Gilbert in an interview with a New York Post reporter for a Nov. 14 article. In “Class dismissed: Why middle income jobs are not coming back,” Gilbert continued, “When people are asked which class they belong to … the bulk of the population says middle class, as they have since WWII.”  More ...

Eighth Edition of Gilbert’s Text on Class Inequality Published
The eighth edition of Professor of Sociology Dennis Gilbert’s The American Class Structure in an Age of Growing Inequality has been published by Sage Publications.
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Seventh Edition of Gilbert's The American Class Structure in an Age of Growing Inequality Published

A seventh edition of The American Class Structure in an Age of Growing Inequality (Pine Forge Press) by Professor of Sociology Dennis Gilbert was published in January, 2008.  In the book Gilbert analyzes trends in income, wealth, earnings, occupation, housing, child rearing, social mobility and politics to reveal a consistent pattern of growing social inequality in the United States since the early 1970s. Why, Gilbert asks, is this happening? His answer rests on factors as varied as globalization and shifting patterns of American family life.  More ...

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