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Social Inequality : Forms, Causes, and Consequences,9780205319497

Social Inequality : Forms, Causes, and Consequences

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4th
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9780205319497

ISBN10:
0205319491
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
6/1/2000
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

Social Inequality is all around us, and its impact on our lives and the social structure of the United States is unmistakable. Changes brought about by technology and globalization have affected international inequality and the socioeconomic position of the Unites States in the world. It is unavoidable that these world-wide changes now occurring will affect all of us. The sixth edition of "Social Inequality: Forms, Causes, and Consequences" is intended as a user-friendly introduction to the study of social inequality. My goal is to convey as simply, but as compellingly as I can, a sense of the pervasiveness and extensiveness of social inequality in the United States within a comparative context, to show how inequality can be explained, how it affects all of us, and what is being done about it. Charles E. Hurst

Table of Contents

Preface ix
An Introduction to the Study of Social Inequality
1(12)
Some Controversial Issues of Substance
3(5)
Issues of Methodology
8(2)
Organization of the Book
10(1)
Critical Thinking
11(1)
Web Connections
12(1)
PART ONE FORMS OF SOCIAL INEQUALITY
Economic Inequality
13(22)
Technology and the Shaping of the U.S. Class Structure
15(2)
Structure of the U.S. Class System
17(4)
Income Inequality
21(3)
Is the Middle Class Shrinking?
24(4)
Wealth Inequality in the United States
28(5)
Summary
33(1)
Critical Thinking
34(1)
Web Connections
34(1)
Status Inequality
35(25)
The Theory of Social Status
35(5)
Bases of Status in the United States
40(18)
Summary
58(1)
Critical Thinking
58(1)
Web Connections
58(2)
Sex and Gender Inequality
60(28)
The Status of Women in the Early United States
60(2)
Present Occupational and Economic Conditions for Women
62(8)
Microinequities in the Treatment of Women
70(3)
General Theories of Sex and Gender Inequality
73(13)
Summary
86(1)
Critical Thinking
87(1)
Web Connections
87(1)
Sexual Orientation and Inequality
88(12)
The Complexity of Sexuality and Gender
88(2)
Public Opinions on Homosexuality
90(3)
Homosexuals as a Status Group
93(1)
A Socioeconomic Profile of Homosexuals
94(2)
Negative Consequences of Stigmatization
96(2)
Summary
98(1)
Critical Thinking
98(1)
Web Connections
99(1)
Racial and Ethnic Inequality
100(26)
Race, Ethnicity, and Inequality in the United States: A Brief History
100(4)
Racial Inequality Today
104(4)
Microinequities in the Treatment of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
108(3)
The Intersection of Class, Race, Sex, and Gender
111(4)
Theories of Racial and Ethnic Inequality
115(9)
Summary
124(1)
Critical Thinking
125(1)
Web Connections
125(1)
Political Inequality
126(20)
Portraits of National Power Structure
126(5)
Distribution of Political Power
131(6)
Interlinkage of Economic and Political Power
137(3)
Ruling-Class Unity
140(4)
Summary
144(1)
Critical Thinking
145(1)
Web Connections
145(1)
U.S. Inequality in Comparative Perspective
146(22)
Differences in Quality of Life
147(1)
Economic Inequality
148(8)
Gender Inequality
156(4)
Racial/Ethnic Inequality
160(6)
Summary
166(1)
Critical Thinking
167(1)
Web Connections
167(1)
PART TWO GENERAL EXPLANATIONS OF INEQUALITY
Classical Explanations of Inequality
168(22)
Karl Marx (1818--1883)
168(9)
Max Weber (1864--1920)
177(8)
Emile Durkheim (1858--1917)
185(3)
Summary
188(1)
Critical Thinking
189(1)
Web Connections
189(1)
Modern Explanations of Inequality
190(24)
Functionalist Theory of Stratification
191(4)
Social Reproduction Theory
195(6)
Gerhard Lenski's Synthesis
201(4)
Labor-Market Theories of Income and Earnings Distribution
205(7)
Summary
212(1)
Critical Thinking
213(1)
Web Connections
213(1)
PART THREE CONSEQUENCES OF SOCIAL INEQUALITY
The Impact of Inequality on Personal Life Chances
214(27)
Basic Life Chances: Physical Health
214(7)
Health-Care Costs and Inequality
221(2)
Basic Life Chances: Psychological Health
223(9)
Basic Life Chances: Food and Shelter
232(3)
Family Relationships and Violence
235(4)
Summary
239(1)
Critical Thinking
240(1)
Web Connections
240(1)
Crime, Protest, and Inequality
241(26)
Inequality and Crime
241(16)
Inequality and Collective Unrest
257(5)
Explanations of Collective Protest
262(3)
Summary
265(1)
Critical Thinking
266(1)
Web Connections
266(1)
PART FOUR STABILITY AND CHANGE IN THE SYSTEM OF SOCIAL INEQUALITY
Trends in Mobility and Status Attainment: Openness in U.S. Society
267(28)
Questions Concerning Openness
267(1)
Study of Mobility
268(2)
Comparative Studies of Mobility
270(3)
U.S. Mobility over Time
273(3)
Status Attainment: What Determines How Far One Goes?
276(7)
Mobility and Attainment Process among African Americans
283(3)
Patterns of Mobility and Attainment among Women
286(5)
Some Observations on Studies on Status Attainment
291(2)
Summary
293(1)
Critical Thinking
293(1)
Web Connections
294(1)
Justice and Legitimacy: Assessments of the Structure of Inequality
295(18)
U.S. Attitudes about the Distribution of Income and Wealth
297(1)
What Is a Just Distribution?
298(3)
Bases for the Legitimation of Structured Inequality
301(10)
Summary
311(1)
Critical Thinking
312(1)
Web Connections
312(1)
Social Inequality and Social Movements
313(33)
The Early Labor Movement
313(10)
The Civil Rights Movement
323(10)
The Women's Movement
333(9)
Inequality, Context, and Social Movements: A Synthesis
342(2)
Critical Thinking
344(1)
Web Connections
344(2)
Addressing Inequality and Poverty: Programs and Reform
346(41)
Addressing the Problem of Inequality
347(3)
The Conundrum of Defining Poverty
350(4)
Levels of and Trends in Poverty
354(1)
Perceptions of the Poor
355(7)
Poverty Programs
362(6)
Flaws in Recent Programs
368(8)
Reform in Public Assistance
376(5)
Suggestions for Reducing Inequality
381(2)
Summary
383(2)
Critical Thinking
385(1)
Web Connections
386(1)
Glossary of Basic Terms 387(4)
References 391(41)
Index 432


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