G. William Domhoff

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G. William Domhoff, Ph.D.
Born (1936-08-06) August 6, 1936 (age 80)
Youngstown, Ohio
Fields Psychology, sociology
Institutions University of California, Santa Cruz
Education Duke University (BA Psychology, 1958)
Kent State University (MA Psychology, 1959)
University of Miami (Ph.D. Psychology, 1962)
Known for Who Rules America? (1967)

George William Domhoff, Ph.D. (born August 6, 1936) is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus and research professor of psychology and sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he served as Dean of the Division of Social Sciences and a founding faculty member of UCSC's Cowell College. He is also the best-selling author of Who Rules America? (1967) and four subsequent editions used as sociology textbooks.

Early life[edit]

Domhoff was born in Youngstown, Ohio to George William and Helen S. (Cornett) Domhoff. On August 28, 1961, he married Judy Boman, a nursery school teacher, and they had four children.

Education[edit]

He received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Duke University (1958), a Master of Arts in Psychology at Kent State University (1959), and a Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Miami (1962).[1]

Career[edit]

Founding faculty, research professor, and dean[edit]

In the early 1960s, Domhoff was an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Los Angeles State College.

In 1965, he became Assistant Professor, and then Associate Professor of Psychology in 1969 at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He was a founding faculty member of the UCSC Cowell College as a Research Professor of Psychology and Sociology from 1975[2] until his retirement. Domhoff eventually served as Dean of the Division of Social Sciences,[3] before retiring.

Author[edit]

His first book, Who Rules America? (1967), was a 1960s bestseller arguing that the United States is dominated by an elite ownership class, both politically and economically.[4] The was followed by a series of sociology and power structure books like C. Wright Mills and the Power Elite (1968) and Bohemian Grove and Other Retreats (1978).

Domhoff also wrote four subsequent WRA editions also used as sociology textbooks: Who Rules America Now? (1983), Who Rules America? Challenges to Corporate and Class Dominance (2009), Who Rules America? Power and Politics (2013), and Who Rules America? The Triumph of the Corporate Rich (2013). The University of California, Santa Cruz hosts his online summary collection, also titled "Who Rules America?"[5]

His other research books include Finding Meaning in Dreams: A Quantitative Approach, (1996), The Scientific Study of Dreams: Neural Networks, Cognitive Development, and Content Analysis (2003),[6] and the forthcoming, The Emergence of Dreaming: Mind-Wandering, Embodied Simulation, and The Default Network[7] by Oxford University Press.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Differentiation of Productive and Non-productive Character Orientations. a Master of Arts in Psychology, Kent State University, 1959
  • Who Rules America? 1st ed. 1967
    • Who Rules America Now?, 1983
    • Who Rules America? Challenges to Corporate and Class Dominance. McGraw-Hill Education, 2009
    • Who Rules America? Power and Politics, 2013
    • Who Rules America? The Triumph of the Corporate Rich. McGraw-Hill Education, 2013
    • Looseleaf for Who Rules America ? McGraw-Hill Education, 2015
  • How to Commit Revolution in Corporate America : A Tentative Handbook for Practical Radicals. Taschenbuch/Free University/Entwhistle Books/Last Word Press, 1968, Last Word Press 2014
  • C. Wright Mills and the Power Elite. Houghton Mifflin, 1968
  • The Higher Circles. Random house, New York, 1970
  • Fat cats and Democrats. The Role of the Big Rich in the Party of the Common Man. Prentice-Hall, New Jersey, 1972
  • Bohemian Grove and Other Retreats: A Study in Ruling-Class Cohesiveness[1], Harper & Row, ISBN 0-06-131880-9, 1974
  • Who Really Rules?: New Haven and Community Power Reexamined. Transaction Publishers, 1978, 2010
  • The powers that be: processes of ruling-class domination in America. Random House, 1978
  • Power structure research. Sage Publications, 1980
  • The Power Elite and the State: How Policy Is Made in America. Transaction Publishers/Aldine de Gruyter, New York, 1990
  • The Mystique of Dreams: A Search for Utopia Through Senoi Dream Theory. University of California Press,1990
  • Finding Meaning in Dreams: A Quantitative Approach. Plenum 1996, Springer Science 2013
  • State Autonomy Or Class Dominance ? : Case Studies on Policy Making in America. Transaction Publishers/Aldine de Gruyter, New York, 1996
  • The Scientific Study of Dreams: Neural Networks, Cognitive Development, and Content Analysis. American Psychological Association, 2003
  • Changing the Powers that be: How the Left Can Stop Losing and Win. Rowman & Littlefield, 2003
  • The Myth of Liberal Ascendancy: Corporate Dominance from the Great Depression to the Great Recession. Paradigm Publishers, 2012
  • The Emergence of Dreaming: Mind-Wandering, Embodied Simulation, and The Default Network, Oxford University Press

Spanish[edit]

  • Quién gobierna Estados Unidos ? Siglo XXI, 1999

Collective[edit]

  • Blacks in the White Establishment ?: A Study of Race and Class in America. Richard L. Zweigenhaft, G. William Domhoff, Yale University Press, 1993
  • Diversity in the Power Elite: Have Women and Minorities Reached the Top ? Richard L. Zweigenhaft, G. William Domhoff, Yale University Press, 1998
  • Blacks in the White Elite: Will the Progress Continue ? Richard L. Zweigenhaft, G. William Domhoff, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2003
  • Diversity in the Power Elite: How it Happened, why it Matters. by Richard L. Zweigenhaft, G. William Domhoff, Rowman & Littlefield, 2006
  • The Leftmost City: Power and Progressive Politics in Santa Cruz. Richard Gendron, G. William Domhoff, Westview Press, 2008
  • The New CEOs: Women, African American, Latino, and Asian American Leaders of Fortune 500 Companies. Richard L. Zweigenhaft, G. William Domhoff, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2011

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