Erik Olin Wright is Vilas Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of many books, including Classes, Interrogating Inequality, Class Counts, Deepening Democracy (with Archon Fung), and Envisioning Real Utopias.
In praise of Envisioning Real Utopias "Builds a strong case for an emancipatory social science." Choice "A fascinating book." Open Democracy "A benchmark contribution to necessary radical thinking." GOran Therborn "Only a thinker of Wright's genius could sustain such a badly needed political imagination without losing analytical clarity and precision." Michael Durawoy "Develop[s] general frameworks of class analysis that can help integrate the insights of different theoretical traditions, and analyze[s] the problem of class conflict and class compromise in contemporary capitalism." Journal of Economic Literature