G. William Domhoff
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George William (Bill) Domhoff (born August 6, 1936) is a research professor in psychology and sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His first book, Who Rules America?, was a controversial 1960s bestseller arguing that the United States is dominated by an elite ownership class, both politically and economically.
He was born in Youngstown, Ohio, the son of George William and Helen S. (Cornett) Domhoff. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Duke University, a Master of Arts in Psychology at Kent State University, and a Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Miami.
In the early 1960s, Domhoff was an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Los Angeles State College. In 1965, he became an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Cowell College, Santa Cruz, where he is now Professor of Psychology and Sociology.
His other books in sociology and power structure research include Finding Meaning in Dreams (1996) and The Scientific Study of Dreams (2003).
- Who Rules America? (1st ed. 1967, most recent edition 2009)
- Bohemian Grove and Other Retreats: A Study in Ruling-Class Cohesiveness (1974) Harper & Row, ISBN 0-06-131880-9
- Finding Meaning in Dreams (1996)
- The Scientific Study of Dreams (2003).
- World of Sociology. Gale. November 2000. ISBN 978-0-7876-4965-4.
- Keynote address to the Michigan Sociological Association, 2006
- Official "Who Rules America?" website
- Domhoff's dream research website
- There Are No Conspiracies
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