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{{Infobox Person| name = Charles Derber| birth_date = {January 1944}| birth_place = Washington DC| alma_mater = Yale University| occupation = Professor of Sociology and American Political Writer| employer = Boston College| website = www2.bc.edu/~derber}}

Born in Washington DC January, 1944 Charles Derber attended Yale University were he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Later he attended the University of Chicago where he obtained his PhD. Currently Charles Derber is a professor of Sociology at Boston College. He has also served as director of its graduate program on social economy and social justice. Derber is a prolific writer. His works include The Wilding of America: Money, Mayhem, and the New American Dream (Worth Publishers, 2006), Hidden Power: What You Need to Know to Save Our Democracy (Berrett-Koehler, 2005), People Before Profit: The New Globalization in an Age of Terror, Big Money, and Economic Crisis (Picador, 2003), Corporate Nation (St. Martin's 2000). The Pursuit of Attention (2000), The Nuclear Seduction (with William Schwartz, University of California Press, ), and Power in the Highest Degree (with William Schwartz and Yale Magrass, Oxford, 1990).

Derber's work falls into three major categories. One is a critique of individualism and American culture. In 2000, Oxford University Press printed a 20th year commemorative edition of The Pursuit of Attention, marking its status as a classic sociological work. It focuses on ego-centeredness and "conversational narcissism" in everyday life as structured by class, gender and America’s individualistic culture. Derber's book, The Wilding of America, in its fourth edition, is a widely used text in American sociology. It offers a sharp critique of the American Dream and the crisis of hyper-individualism.

Derber is best known to the general public for his analysis of corporate power and globalization. His book Corporation Nation is an influential study of how corporations penetrate and increasingly control every sector of American life. People Before Profit, a treatment of corporate globalization and its alternatives, has been published in five languages. His more recent books, Regime Change Begins at Home and Hidden Power, advance the literature on the marriage of political and economic power in America. In 2006, the Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) nominated Hidden Power as one of the three best American books on current events.

Derber's most recent works focus on ideology and political morality. His 2008 book, Morality Wars (co-authored with Yale Magrass), analyzes hegemonic discourses from the Roman Empire to the present. It also examines religious and "born again" ideologies, from German fascism to contemporary evangelical politics in the United States. Another 2008 book, with Katherine Adam, The New Feminized Majority, examines the gendered character of values and politics in America. It shows that a new electoral majority has embraced progressive values historically associated with women; values now shared by millions of men.

Derber is known as a public sociologist who writes for general audiences, offering not only sociological critiques but alternative visions. He is one of the most prominent contemporary exemplars of the sociological imagination as championed by C. Wright Mills.
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Total Books: 42
Bully Nation How the American Establishment Creates a Bullying Society
The Disinherited Majority Capital Questions - Piketty and Beyond
Wilding of America
2014 - Wilding of America (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781464105432
ISBN-10: 146410543X
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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Capitalism Should You Buy It An Invitation to Political Economy
Sociopathic Society A People's Sociology of the United States
The Surplus American How the 1 is Making Us Redundant
Marx's Ghost Midnight Conversations on Changing the World
2011 - Marx's Ghost Midnight Conversations on Changing the World (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781612050669
ISBN-10: 1612050662
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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Morality Wars How Empires the Born Again and the Politically Correct Do Evil in the Name of Good
Greed to Green Solving Climate Change and Remaking the Economy
The New Feminized Majority How Democrats Can Change America with Women's Values
The New Feminized Majority
2008 - The New Feminized Majority (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781594515682
ISBN-10: 1594515689
Genre: Nonfiction
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The Wilding of America Money Mayhem and the New American Dream
2006 - The Wilding of America Money Mayhem and the New American Dream [Contemporary Social Issues] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780716782575
ISBN-10: 071678257X
Genre: Nonfiction
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Hidden Power  What You Need to Know to Save Our Democracy
2005 - Hidden Power What You Need to Know to Save Our Democracy [Bk Currents] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781576753453
ISBN-10: 157675345X
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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Regime Change Begins at Home Freeing America from Corporate Rule
2004 - Regime Change Begins at Home Freeing America From Corporate Rule (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781576752920
ISBN-10: 1576752925
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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People Before Profit  The New Globalization in an Age of Terror Big Money and Economic Crisis
The Wilding of America Third Edition  Money Mayhem and the American Dream
2003 - The Wilding of America Third Edition Money Mayhem and the American Dream [Contemporary Social Issues] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780716709565
ISBN-10: 0716709562
Genre: Nonfiction
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One World Von globaler Gewalt zur sozialen Globaliseirung
2003 - One World Von Globaler Gewalt Zur Sozialen Globaliseirung (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783203761503
ISBN-10: 3203761505
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People Before Profit The New Globalization in an Age of Terror Big Money and Economic Crisis
2002 - People Before Profit the New Globalization in an Age of Terror Big Money and Economic Crisis (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780312306694
ISBN-10: 0312306695
Genres: Business & Money, Nonfiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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The Wilding of America Greed Violence and the New American Dream
The Pursuit of Attention Power and Ego in Everyday Life
2000 - The Pursuit of Attention Power and Ego in Everyday Life (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780195135503
ISBN-10: 0195135504
Genre: Nonfiction
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Corporation Nation How Corporations Are Taking over Our Lives and What We Can Do About It