Szonja Ivester

Szonja Ivester

Szonja Ivester

Continuing Lecturer
Room 419, Social Science Building
Research Interests
social inequality, class analysis, gender, political elites, globalization, socialist societies, health inequalities, happiness


1989 Ph.D. (Sociology), University of Wisconsin - Madison

1984 MS (Sociology), University of Wisconsin - Madison

1981 BA (History & Sociology), Flinders University of South Australia

Representative Publications

Selected Books:

Selected Articles & Book Chapters:

  • 2014. "The Stories We Tell About Inequality." Pages 17-27 in Social Stratification, edited by David B. Grusky and Katherine R. Weisshaar.  New York, NY: Routledge.
  • 2001. "The 'Woman Problem' in Stratification Theory and Research."  Pages 681-688 in Social Stratification: Class, Race, and Gender in Sociological Perspective, 2nd Edition, edited by David B. Grusky.  Boulder, CO: Westview Press.
  • 2001. "Socialism and Communism." In The Encyclopedia of Sociology, revised edition, edited by Edgar F. Borgatta and Rhonda J. V. Montgomery.  New York, NY: Macmillan.
  • 1996. "The Declining Significance of Class: Does Gender Complicate the Story?" (co-authored with Jackie Olvera) Theory and Society 25 (October): 725-730.
  • 1996.  "Interests and Symbols in Post-Communist Political Culture: The Case of Hungary" (co-authored with Ivan Szelenyi and Winifred R. Poster).  American Sociological Review  61 (June): 466-477.
  • 1995. "Circulation or Reproduction of Elites During Post-Communist Transformation of Eastern Europe" (co-authored with Ivan Szelenyi).  Theory and Society 24 (October): 615-638.
  • 1994. "Women and the Class Structure."  Pages 577-582 in Social Stratification: Class, Race, and Gender in Sociological Perspective, edited by David B. Grusky.  Boulder, CO: Westview Press.
  • 1993. "Inequalities in Educational Opportunity in Hungary" (co-authored with Karen E. Aschaffenburg).  Pages 273-302 in Persistent Inequality: Changing Educational Stratification in Thirteen Countries, edited by Yossi Shavit and Hans-Peter Blossfeld.  Boulder, CO: Westview Press.
  • 1992.  "Economic Subsystems and the Occupational Structure: A Comparison of Hungary and the United States."  Sociological Forum 7 (December): 563-586.
  • 1992. "Socialism."  Pages 1856-1863 in Encyclopedia of Sociology, edited by Edgar F. Borgatta and Marie L. Borgatta.  New York, NY: McMillan Press.
  • 1991. "The Vacuum in Hungarian Politics: Classes and Parties." (co-authored with Ivan Szelenyi)  New Left Review 187 (May/June): 121-137.
  • 1987.  Social Inequality and Party Membership: Patterns of Recruitment into the Hungarian Socialist Workers' Party." American Sociological Review 52 (October): 559-573.
  • 1981. "The Gentrification of the City of Adelaide." (co-authored with Richard W. J. Randell) Flinders Journal of History and Politics 7: 1-19.
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