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In Rigging the Game Michael Schwalbe offers a clear and compelling introduction to how the rules that shape economic life and everyday interaction generate and perpetuate inequality in American society. Guided by the questions How did the situation get this way? and How does it stay this way?, Schwalbe tracks inequality from its roots to its regulation. With its lively combination of analysis and stories, Rigging the Game is an innovative tool for teaching about the inequalities of race, class, and gender. In the final chapter, "Escaping the Inequality Trap," Schwalbe helps students understand how inequality can be challenged and overcome.
Michael Schwalbe is Professor of Sociology at North Carolina State University. He is the author of Unlocking the Iron Cage: The Men's Movement, Gender Politics, and American Culture (1996), The Sociologically Examined Life: Pieces of the Conversation (2007), Manhood Acts: Gender and the Practices ofDomination (2014), and other books.